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Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores expansion revealed

Horizon Forbidden West gets its rumoured expansion revealed at The Game Awards with the Burning Shores, and it arrives next year.

Just days before it was officially revealed, an ever-reliable Twitter user, The Snitch, teased that the Horizon Forbidden West expansion will be announced soon. Alas, it was announced last night and it looks awesome.

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Aloy travels far south

In the Burning Shores, Aloy will be heading south to the once glamorous city of Los Angeles. However, set in the year 3040, planet Earth is a very different place and L.A. is now a volcanic cesspit.

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Burning Shores will be set after the main campaign, but don’t worry about spoilers being written in this article. That being said, you might want to hold off from watching the trailer if you’ve not finished the main story yet.

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The developers at Guerrilla Games have not only promised a new location for Aloy to explore, but we’ll also encounter new characters, enemies and much more. Furthermore, added details on the expansion will be shared at a later date.

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is PS5 only

Sadly, the Burning Shores expansion is PlayStation 5 only. This is despite Horizon Forbidden West releasing on PS5 as well as PS4. What’s more, on the PlayStation Blog, the developers explained why Burning Shores is new-gen only.

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Burning Shores is apparently a very demanding expansion

Our creative vision for the Burning Shores is an ambitious expansion which will take Aloy to the ruins of Los Angeles,” said Guerrilla Games. “It’s an overgrown and fractured city that can be fully explored via the water and flying on the back of a Sunwing.

They continued: “To achieve this grand vision technically and creatively, we’ve made the difficult decision to focus all our efforts on making an incredible experience exclusively for the PlayStation 5 console.

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It’s a shame that Burning Shores is PS5 only, as many that bought the base game on PS4 will miss out. That’s unless they can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 console.

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There was a PSVR2 trailer too!

As an added bonus, we were also treated to a new trailer for Horizon Call of the Mountain, which is a PSVR2 launch title. Horizon Call of the Mountain will be released on February 22nd, 2023.

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When is the Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores release date?

The Burning Shores expansion will release for PlayStation 5 on April 19th, 2023.

Finally, are you looking forward to Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores expansion? Let us know across our social media channels.

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Featured Image Credit: Guerrilla Games