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Horizon Forbidden West Launching For PS5 In 2021

The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn won't be ready for the PS5 launch.


Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, was announced for PlayStation 5 recently, but had no mention of a release window. A new deep-dive into the sequel is more detailed, however, while also revealing that Guerrilla's latest game is set for launch in 2021.

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.

Aloy will also now be able to explore underwater, with various biomes to uncover. These areas go hand-in-hand with some new robotic foes you'll encounter, like the hulking Shell Snapper that guards marshes and swamps. New hostile tribes have also found ways to reprogram wildlife to follow their command, equipping already massive enemies, like the new Mammoth-like one, with additional weapons.

Horizon Forbidden West was just one of many games announced recently during Sony's PS5 reveal event, which included first looks at Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and Gran Turismo 7. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which isn't an expansion as previously suspected, is the only AAA exclusive currently slated for launch with the PS5 sometime during Holiday 2020.

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