Update for Forspoken was released yesterday and includes quality of life updates, new settings and graphical improvements.
One of the new features included in the 1.10 update is the option “Remember the last view of the menu section”. If set to ON, the game will run as it does now. But if OFF, the main menu will always show the map by default.
Another new option is Focus on Target, which when enabled will work like it does now. When OFF, pressing R3 while charging a spell will lock on an enemy, allowing you to have more precise control.
The Lock On to Nearby Enemies setting will automatically switch to a nearby enemy when enabled. It corresponds to another mode called Off-Screen Enemy Lock-On, where it doesn’t matter where the enemies are.
Next up is a tweak that many players have been asking for called Immunity to Own Magic. As the name suggests, when enabled, Frey cannot be affected by the effects of her spells.
Version 1.10 also includes various graphical improvements. After applying the update, you will be prompted to adjust the brightness and contrast. This will also include HDR UI elements if HDR is enabled.
Changes have also been made to ambient lighting and occlusion.
You can view the entire set of patch notes at the link.
Speaking of Forspoken, former Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently stated in a note to investors that sales of the game were “weak”. Matsuda also described the game’s reviews as “difficult”, despite positive reviews of Forspoken’s action, combat and parkour features.
Despite its flaws, the game is said to have produced results that will “lead to improvements” in Square’s “ability to develop other games in the future.”
Hopefully some updates to the game will help people change their minds.