Horizon Forbidden West delayed to February 18th, 2022

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Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Daybreak, has formally been delayed till February 18th, 2022, based on a PlayStation weblog put up and Guerrilla Video games. The sport was anticipated to launch close to the top of 2021, but it surely was clear that timeframe was extra of a goal than a hard and fast date — the sport’s web page on PlayStation.com had its launch date listed as “to be confirmed,” and PlayStation Studio head Hermen Hulst stated throughout an interview that the builders thought they have been “on monitor” for a vacation 2021 launch however couldn’t make certain. He additionally stated that a part of the uncertainty was as a consequence of builders’ entry to motion-capture gear and actors in the course of the pandemic.

Sony’s PlayStation Studios, which Forbidden West’s developer Guerrilla Video games is part of, is presently concerned in making a whole lot of video games: greater than 25, based on Hulst. Different titles included on this initiative have been delayed as properly, like Gran Turismo 7 and the subsequent God of Conflict.

Firms outdoors of PlayStation Studios have additionally had a few of their PS5-exclusives delayed — Arkane’s Deathloop (a timed unique for the platform) has been pushed again to September 2021, and Ghostwire: Tokyo additionally gained’t see a launch till 2022.

At this level, the PlayStation 5 nonetheless has comparatively few video games that basically benefit from its next-gen {hardware}, like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside and Returnal. With the delays stacking up, it looks like this may occasionally nonetheless be the case come vacation season of this yr. How a lot that can have an effect on console gross sales, although, is difficult to inform — Sony has already offered 10 million PS5s, and so they’re nonetheless exhausting to get as a result of ongoing silicon scarcity. The excellent news for individuals who haven’t managed to snag a PS5 but is that, when it comes out in February, Horizon Forbidden West shall be out there on the PS4 as properly. The studio says preorders will begin on September 2nd and that extra information shall be coming subsequent week.