As the launch of Square Enix’s long-awaited Forspoken nears, the Japanese publisher is beginning to peel back the curtain on the PS5 console exclusive. This latest in its ongoing Deep Dive trailer series centres on the open world of Athia, and the various activities that it contains. TL;DW: it’s a modern open world game.

No, but seriously, you’ll find all sorts of activities to engage with: combat trials, collectibles, even wild animals you can tame. There are some neat ideas here: if you discover and complete various photography challenges, for example, then you’ll unlock new features in the game’s Photo Mode. Everything looks like it has a reward attached, which is of course welcome.

Whether any of this is truly worth interacting with will, of course, hinge on the overall loop of the game. If it’s fun to traverse the sandbox, and the combat is entertaining to engage with, then clearing out all of these open world objectives should be a fun time. The jury’s still out for now, but it’s clear this is going to be a fairly meaty experience when it arrives on 24th January.