Horizon Forbidden West PC Port Confirmed For Early 2024
Horizon Forbidden West is finally getting a PC port.
Horizon Forbidden West will officially be making its way to PC in 2024, Sony has announced. This port of the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn will be available as a complete-edition package that combines both Horizon Forbidden West and its Burning Shores expansion with several extras. Before it arrives on PC, PS5 owners will be able to purchase Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition on October 5.
Set not long after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn and its Frozen Wilds expansion, Forbidden West pitted protagonist Aloy against newer and deadlier foes as she explored a new frontier in an effort to save the planet's biosphere from a strange blight that effected both living and robotic organisms. Burning Shores expanded on that story with new factions, an adventure set inside of the ruins of Los Angeles, and even a romance for Aloy to pursue.
Sony's Nixxes studio is handling the port of Forbidden West and has added the following extras to the package, which will cost $60 on PS5 and PC via the Steam and Epic Games Store:
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Burning Shores DLC
- Digital soundtrack
- Digital art book
- Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk digital comic book
- In-game items:
- Extras in Photo Mode (special pose and face paint
- Carja Behemoth Elite outfit ·Carja Behemoth Short Bow
- Nora Thunder Elite outfit
- Nora Thunder Sling
- Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike piece
- Resources pack
Forbidden West received generally positive reviews when it was first released. "The game is continually compelling not because developer Guerrilla Games filled it with a huge amount of stuff to do, but because so much of that stuff is thoughtfully constructed and sometimes even emotionally engaging, instead of just feeling like items created to add as many map markers to the world as possible," Phil Hornshaw wrote in GameSpot's Horizon Forbidden West review.
Burning Shores, which was released earlier this year, received similarly warm reviews for expanding on Forbidden West with an easily digestible story, a beautifully realized post-apocalyptic version of Los Angeles, and interesting new characters. While no concrete launch date beyond "early 2024" has been set for the PC port of Forbidden West, this release falls within the typical two-year period for Sony's first-party games when they eventually land on PC.
Sony stated it expected to earn $450 million from PC games through March 2024, a figure that the release of Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition could assist the company in reaching. As for the future of the franchise, fans can expect a lot of Horizon content in the future. Guerrilla confirmed back in April that a Horizon Forbidden West sequel is in development, and a number of transmedia projects such as a rumored Horizon Zero Dawn remaster for PS5, a Netflix TV series adaptation, and the an MMO spin-off will expand the franchise.
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