Luminous Productions to merge into Square Enix in May 2023

The studio that was formed out of Square Enix employees working on Final Fantasy XV is merging back into the publisher it broke off from.


Luminous Productions is coming off of the release of Forspoken and is still currently working on patches and DLC for the game, but soon it will reorganize to become a full part of Square Enix. It has been announced that Luminous Productions will merge into Square Enix and become part of the larger publisher this coming May 2023. Until then, it will still work on new content and improvements for Forspoken with a patch coming shortly and DLC coming in the summer season.

The decision to merge Luminous Productions into Square Enix was announced via a press release from the latter, as well as a statement on the Luminous Productions Twitter on February 28, 2023. The merge is set to be completed by May 1, 2023, and Square Enix believes it will boost Luminous’ output of AAA game development:

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