Strangers of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin was unveiled for the first time during Square Enix’s E3 showcase with a surprise demo available to play now, or at least it would be if it worked.
In what Square Enix is calling a “bold new vision for Final Fantasy“, Strangers of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is set to be a Final Fantasy game with Souls-like combat, a huge deviation for the series. The trailer Square Enix unveiled showed off some gameplay, along with some story dialogue but most importantly, that PlayStation 5 players would be able to try the game out for themselves from now until June 24, 2021.
That would be the case if the trial version worked, that is. Unfortunately there has been a corrupted error message popping up for everyone that seems to download the demo, making it unplayable. The demo will begin to load for approximately a second before this message is displayed, with players only having the option to close the app in order to move beyond the error screen.
Square Enix does know about the problem and is currently working on a solution, though at time of writing, no such update has yet to be released. The last word we have received on the matter from Square Enix came from the official Twitter account for the game, which you can see here:
Hopefully these issues will be fixed soon, so that those of us able to can jump into whatever this new “bold vision” for the series will look like. Though with Team Ninja leading the way, the developers behind the critically acclaimed Nioh series, there isn’t exactly much call for concern since they have proven to be capable of creating their own unique take on From Software’s design philosophy. In case you missed it, you can watch the trailer from Square Enix’s showcase here, and catch up on everything else from the show here.