Following the March 2022 State of Play, Square Enix released a new Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin demo. Now, it also confirmed that there is a bug that can come up during it. The trial allows people to test out both the single and multiplayer experience. However, it could freeze when playing with others.
The official announcement explained exactly what the Stranger of Paradise demo problem is and what to do if it happens. There are cases when the one or two other people coming to play might see their game freeze. If this happens, the only way to proceed is to exit the game and restart. Square Enix noted this will only come up if there is a connection issue with the person hosting the game.
The Stranger of Paradise demo lets people visit Chaos Shrine, Pravoka Seagrot, and Western Keep. They can do so alone, or in multiplayer with up to three people. Multiplayer is limited to folks on the same console ecosystem. This means if someone is playing the PS5 version of the trial, people with the PS4 or PS5 version could join them. As you play, you can save your progress for the full game.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on March 18, 2022. If you pre-ordered a digital copy, you could start playing on March 15, 2022.