The open-world title that succeeds Horizon Zero Dawn announced as a next-gen game during the year 2020 already has a release date — something to be expected given the silence in which both Guerrilla Games has remained, as well as, Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Gamescom is currently underway and the development team took the opportunity to announce that they were ready to announce a final release date for the title. Horizon Forbidden West hits the market on February 18, 2022, however, you can pre-book as of September 2nd.
This information was advanced by PlayStation on the official Blog, as well as on their social networks where this information appears. Know that Forbidden West will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which requires a greater commitment from the team to develop this new open world title. The expectation is great and the community has been waiting for the last few years for news of this game confirmed during the year 2020.
According to Mathijs de Jonge, director of Guerrilla Games, “It is no surprise that our teams have been profoundly impacted by this global pandemic; We have adapted to new workflows, protocols and other challenges, while keeping our teams safe and prioritizing a healthy balance between work and life.”
Mathijs recalled that we had already been treated to some images and gameplay from Forbidden West, however, at that time, the game was reaching its final stage of development, however, it still needed more time to improve to the level expected of a final product.
That said, he thanked the community for being patient and for the interest in playing with Aloy again in this sequel. In order to reinforce this thanks and following successive requests from the community to unlock Horizon Zero Dawn for the new generation, the responsible informed that the game will allow, through a free update, the unlocking of the update rate to 60 fps.