Horizon Forbidden West is still set to release in 2021, according to a recent feature by Wired.
The release information was included as part of a look at the PS5’s first six months on the market. Within the Wired article, the author notes that Horizon Forbidden West is still slated for a 2021 release as a lead-up to a conversation with Guerrilla’s studio director Angie Smets.
While an exact release date for Horizon Forbidden West hasn’t been announced yet, the article confirms that the developer’s plans haven’t changed. The report was also relayed by Nibel on Twitter, who highlighted the release date information.
Earlier this year, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan also told GQ that he was confident games like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon Zero Dawn would release this year [via Comicbook]:
“Yeah, we’re feeling pretty good about Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon Forbidden West. And, you know, there are two approaches to this: you can either hold the date and put out the game irrespective of quality, or you can ship it when it’s right.
“We have always taken the latter approach. There have been some fairly high-profile instances of publishers trying the former approach,”
Announced back in June 2020, Horizon Forbidden West one of the most anticipated games for the PS5. While the game is also coming to PS4, the next-gen version of the game will take advantage of the DualSense haptic feedback. Forbidden West will also benefit from the PS5’s performance capabilities and enhanced visuals.
Despite the lingering effects of the pandemic, it seems like most of Sony’s planned 2021 releases are going ahead. Sony has also revealed that it’s working on 25 first-party titles, half of which are brand new IPs.
Hopefully, 2021 continues to be a busy year for PlayStation, despite ongoing issues with PS5 manufacturing and availability.
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