Square Enix's upcoming action-adventure seemingly features an in-game store with microtransactions.
A rating from Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has revealed a couple of new details about the highly anticipated PlayStation 5 console exclusive Forspoken, which is scheduled to launch later month.
Surprisingly, it seems that Forspoken includes in-game purchases as revealed on the game's rating page on ESRB.
"In-game purchases" is listed under "Interactive Elements" for both platforms - PC and PlayStation 5.
For comparison reasons, another PlayStation console exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo has been rated by ESRB shortly before Forspoken and as you can see, it does not include the "in-game purchases" note.
This certainly comes as a surprise since Forspoken has been marketed as a narrative-driven single-player action-adventure, which to be honest is not really a natural fit for microtransactions.
Usually, publishers include in-game stores and cosmetics in live service co-op and multiplayer games that have strong post-launch seasonal content drops.
At the time of writing, Square Enix have not officially announced that Forspoken will have an in-game store.
We have contacted Square Enix's PR representative for a comment on the matter and will update the article if/when we get an official response from the publisher.
Forspoken is officially launching on May 25, 2022, for PC and PlayStation 5.