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Forspoken failed to credit localizer, quality assurance tester


Forspoken image of protagonist Frey Holland imprisoned in the magical world of Athia.

Picture: Square Enix

tell firstThe latest action adventure from developer Luminous Productions, has been discovered online after failing to fully list quality assurance and localization teams.

Published by Square Enix, tell first is a motion-heavy open-world action RPG. You play as Frey Holland, a New Yorker transported to the magical world of Athia, where The evil witch queen rhymes with enough frequency could write an entire rap album. The game, which is receiving mixed reviews from critics, holds a score of 68 on Metacritic and 69 on Open Critic. But it’s not only tell first‘S Whedon-esque dialogue that caused a rage on the internet.

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“In tell firstyou can find monsters, spells, awesome abilities… but no matching credits,” video game and audiovisual translator Yasmina Casado González tweeted January 24, as first broadcast. shown by Gamer. “Any reason why you don’t give credit to the entire localization team, [Luminous Productions]? I see a huge list of companies/subcontractors, but hardly any individual names…”

In their tweet is an image of tell firstthe film’s final attribution, showing subcontractors, such as Dynamo Pictures and Opus Studio Inc. was named out of just four people (three for localization, one for QA). Anyone else worked on tell first as part of these two teams doesn’t appear to appear anywhere in the game’s attribution.

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“In tell first via [Luminous Productions] and [Square Enix]the translator is not in the credits,” said Loc in Credits, a Twitter account that specializes in tracking and posting about hashtags #TranslatorsInTheCredits, tweeted. “Local Heroes have been working on the AR/PT-BR/RU text according to their website. I don’t know about the others and there may be names I missed on the list.”

The hashtag gained traction when other games or game-related media failed to give people the recognition they deserved. The problem happened Callisto Protocol, Persona 3 and 4, and HBO Our last TV shows, like Gamer shown.

“This is unacceptable,” Twitter user CWDGH speak, shared a photo of the four named individuals from the game’s localization and quality assurance departments. “Countless people have worked on tell first was snubbed in the credits. Three are mentioned for localization, one for QA. Comical.”

Kotaku Have reached out to Square Enix for comment.

Like Kotaku yes stated before, everyone who works on the game, whether it’s coding, localizing the language, or producing artwork, must appear in the final attribution, regardless of whether they still work at studio or not. Deleting their name is like removing their contributions to the project, which can hurt their future prospects and aspirations. Everyone’s efforts should be appreciated and acknowledged as one of the many ways to do so.

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