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, in keeping with a PlayStation weblog put up and Guerrilla Video games. The sport was anticipated to launch close to the tip of 2021, however it was clear that timeframe was extra of a goal than a set date — the sport’s web page on PlayStation.com had its launch date listed as “to be confirmed,” and PlayStation Studio head Hermen Hulst mentioned throughout an interview that the builders thought they have been “on observe” for a vacation 2021 launch however couldn’t make certain. He additionally mentioned that a part of the uncertainty was because of builders’ entry to motion-capture tools and actors through the pandemic.

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

Corporations exterior 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 reap the benefits of its next-gen {hardware}, like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside and Returnal. With the delays stacking up, it looks like this will likely nonetheless be the case come vacation season of this 12 months. 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 onerous 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 will likely be obtainable on the PS4 as properly. The studio says preorders will begin on September 2nd and that extra information will likely be coming subsequent week.