Horizon Forbidden West Coming To PlayStation 5 In 2021
Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, the hit post-apocalyptic open-world action game starring a fearless young heroine. It’s in development at Guerrilla Games on PlayStation 5, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Thursday during a livestreamed presentation featuring first looks at PS5 games. Mathijs De Jong, game director on Forbidden West, explains in the video that the additional performance of the PS5 is allowing the team to create larger and more richly detailed worlds for you to explore, with a landmass that will expand from Utah to the western shores on San Francisco. The speed of the PS5’s SSD will also allow for almost no loading, whether you’re fast-travelling or reviving from an unfortunate death.
Developed by Amsterdam-based Guerrilla Games, Horizon Zero Dawn debuted in February 2017 on PlayStation 4 and ended up being one of the console’s bestselling games, with sales of more than 10 million copies worldwide. It tells the story of Aloy, a young woman on the verge of adulthood who strikes out from her village to track the people who attacked her tribe and tried to kill her. The game takes place in the 31st century, in a world where humanity is living a primitive existence on Earth with life having been reseeded after it was wiped out entirely during the 21st century by a plague of killer robots.
Now that Horizon Forbidden West has been officially unveiled, it seems that Guerrilla Games isn’t being shy about sharing more details about the upcoming game. In a recent video from Sony, Horizon Forbidden West game director Mathijs de Jonge says that the team is aiming for a 2021 release. Along with the release window, de Jonge revealed that Horizon Forbidden West’s setting will span from Utah, where the previous game partially took place, all the way to the Pacific Ocean, and that the map will be bigger than that of Horizon Zero Dawn.
Horizon Forbidden West is set to debut sometime in 2021 on PlayStation 5, game director Mathijs de Jonge announced in a developer diary released Wednesday.