Sony Confirms Horizon Zero Dawn Is Coming To PC This Summer
In an interview with PlayStation Blog, Sony’s PlayStation Worldwide Studios head, Herman Hulst, has confirmed that Horizon: Zero Dawn will be coming to PC “this summer”. More information about the game’s planned PC release will arrive in the near future from Guerrilla Games. Guerrilla Games will likely confirm that the PC version of Horizon: Zero Dawn will feature the game PC enhancements as Death Stranding, due to the game’s use of the same engine.
Guerrilla Games created the Decima Engine which powers both Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding. This makes a PC release for Horizon Zero Dawn more than possible. If Kojima Productions can do it, so can Guerilla Games. Kijima Production has also confirmed 60FPS support for its PC release of Death Stranding, alongside ultrawide screen support.
Other details on the port are scant at the moment. For instance, we don’t know if Sony will include the game’s excellent Frozen Wilds downloadable content in whatever base package it sells. However, as with most PC console ports, you’ll likely be able to play the game at a higher frame rate than the 30FPS it’s locked to on the PS4.
“I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on,”
“Yes, I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer,”
“In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date PC releases, and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.”
A Steam store page has already appeared, with its title listed as Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition. It also lists what you get with the game, which you can see below.
- Horizon Zero Dawn™ (Full Game)
- The Frozen Wilds expansion
- Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
- Carja Trader Pack
- Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
- Banuk Traveller Pack
- Nora Keeper Pack
This is the same as what’s in the PS4 version, though that version also contained a digital art book and a dynamic theme. There’s no word on what PC-exclusive features it might have, if any. The store page also uses PS4 Pro screenshots, so we’re still waiting for our first look at the port.
According to Hulst, Sony is open to “new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation,” but that doesn’t mean it plans to release a lot more PS4 games on PC. A job listing for The Last of Us 2 suggested that a PC port might be on the cards, but Sony’s not ready to reveal any more ports.
The PlayStation 4 version of Horizon: Zero Dawn released with a 30FPS framerate lock, giving the game’s PC version an immediate upgrade if the Decima Engine is capable of unlocked framerates. Higher framerates would help Horizon’s animations look smoother and make its controls feel more responsive, factors which the game’s PC version could definitely benefit from.
Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition’s Steam page is now Live as we said above.