Forspoken made an unexpected appearance on the Microsoft Store

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  • Forspoken was announced together with PlayStation 5, as an exclusive, back in 2020.
  • The game already has a Steam page, which means it was already coming to PC players.
  • However, although unexpected, the upcoming title also appeared on the Microsoft Store.
  • This listing also reveals that Xbox achievements and Cloud saves will be available for it.

The action RPG formerly known as Project Athia, which is now called Forspoken, was announced back in 2020, along with Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal.

This exciting new title was supposedly announced for PS5 and PC earlier this year, and it already has its own Steam page.

Reading the information on the page won’t give you any new details on the project, however, it does come at the same time as an interesting and unexpected appearance on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and 11.

The title also looks set to support Xbox Live achievements and Xbox cloud saves, according to the listing.

Xbox achievements and Cloud saves also apparently available

As we all remember, at the last Square Enix Spring 2021 event, the Japanese video game developer announced its new title called Forspoken.

This game will take PC and PS5 players through a new open-world adventure that will be both beautiful and cruel as they travel the extensive kingdoms of Athia.

If you are a proud Xbox fan, Forspoken is set to arrive on Xbox Series X | S in 2024. And even though there’s going to be quite some time until that happens, Forspoken already appeared on the Microsoft Store.

Forspoken was expected to arrive on platforms such as Steam and the Epic Games Store, but it’s nice to know that PC players will also be able to buy and download the game from the tech giant’s Store.

Also, new information suggests that Forspoken will have achievements and saves in the Xbox Cloud.

Some are now saying that the Redmond tech company only added Forspoken to the Store to maximize profits, with several past Square Enix titles also available via the PC storefront.

However, this listing may also allude to intentions of bringing the game to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service for PC.

All this being said, it comes as no surprise that more games are crossing the platform border and becoming available for more players to experience.

A lot of PlayStation exclusives came to Windows gamers through Steam lately, among which are Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone.

Let’s also not forget about the last God of War, which will also join the roster in January 2022. So pretty much a lot to look forward to if you are a PC gamer.

But, until we hear more details from Microsoft or Square Enix regarding the plausibility of a Forspoken Xbox Game Pass launch, we can’t know for sure what the future holds.

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