Horizon Forbidden West won’t release until 2021

Horizon Forbidden West won’t release until 2021

18th June 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

Developer Guerrilla Games has announced that Horizon Forbidden West will not launch alongside the PlayStation 5, but instead at some point next year.

Last week, Sony hosted its ‘Future of Gaming’ show to unveil an array of upcoming next-generation console games, as well as the design for the PS5.

Many notable titles were revealed, such as the Spider-Man: Miles Morales expansion, the Demon’s Souls remake, and the new Resident Evil Village.

Included in this list was the sequel to the critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn, and there are now new details on the PlayStation exclusive.

While originally it was believed to debut with the PS5, Guerrilla Games director Mathijs de Jonge has shed light on how it will not be available until 2021.

The studio is looking to take full advantage of the next-generation console’s powerful hardware, as Horizon Forbidden West will have “virtually no loading screens”.

Unlike the first entry – which was largely set in snowy areas – the sequel will expand across the ‘new frontier’, or to be more specific, between Utah and the Pacific Ocean.

Protagonist Aloy will be embroiled in a quest to save the new frontier as she uncovers previously unseen machines, hostile tribes and a blight that is plaguing the lands.

The disease is causing wildlife and plants to die while also spawning large storms that engulf the world around her.

The map is slightly larger than the original’s, though, not by much. Instead, Guerrilla Games has opted to explore underwater areas that will add new dimensions to in-game exploration.

Mathijs de Jonge did not provide a concrete release date, other than to expect Horizon Forbidden West at some point in 2021.

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