Tech News: Horizon Forbidden West: What to expect from the upcoming Game.
Horizon Forbidden West is one of the most exciting upcoming PS5 games confirmed to date. After the events of Horizon Zero Dawn, this time our hero Aloy heads west to explore new realms and discover more threats, robotic creatures, friends and enemies. We got our first look at the game during the PS5 Future of Gaming event in June 2020 and it’s confirmed for both PS4 and PS5.
Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PS5, and perhaps a little surprisingly to PS4, and continues Aloy’s story, taking her to the wild frontier of America. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see much more of the game at Sony’s PS5 Livestream event in September, but we’ve already seen enough to know we’re excited about the potential of open-world play.
After Horizon Zero Dawn sold over 10 million copies on PS4, a sequel has always seemed a certainty. Now Guerrilla Games is returning to this fictional universe to give us another nice technical showcase on PS5. Voice actor Ashley Burch will return as Aloy in this episode, while the trailer also anticipates the return of Sylens (Lance Reddick) from the first game.
Although the Horizon Forbidden West release date was conspicuously absent from In the announcement trailer, developer Guerrilla Games has since released a development diary video confirming that the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel will be released exclusively for PS5 in 2021. We now know that the game will also arrive on PS4, which means that you don’t have to upgrade to new hardware to play.
Despite confirmation in a PS5 trailer during CES 2021 that the game is still set for a 2021 release, we haven’t heard much more about when exactly we can expect Horizon Forbidden West in our hands, with rumors suggesting the game may be delayed. until 2022.
Sony has yet to officially announce a delay, however, and in February PlayStation boss Jim Ryan told GQ he had “a good feeling” that Horizon Forbidden West will still be released in 2021. Fairly recent social media announcements also claim that Horizon Forbidden West will appear in “late 2021” or “second half of 2021”, which means we probably won’t see the game until later this year. While it’s worth noting that with the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, this could still change.