It took a few days, but you can now actually play the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin demo.
Unfortunately, since the moment it became available, no one could actually play it. While many managed to download the demo to their PS5 consoles, starting it would throw up an error about data being corrupted, asking players to re-download it. Re-downloading the demo, as you might have already guessed, doesn't fix this problem.
And so, the demo has remained dormant on people's PS5s since then. Square Enix has been posting updates fairly regularly, confirming that it's investigating the cause and asking for players' patience.
These problems have, thankfully, been rectified this morning. Developer Team Ninja issued a new patch, version 1.03, which fixed everything for players.
For those newly downloading the Trial Version, you will be able to play it as-is upon download. We apologise to have kept you waiting.
— STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN (@fforigin) June 15, 2021
Those who have the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin demo already downloaded just need to grab the patch and start playing, while everyone who held off should now start the download and join the fun.
This limited trial will only be available until Thursday, June 24, so grab it while you can. The full game of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is due out in 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.