Horizon Forbidden West: Release Date, File Size, Pre-Orders & More

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Horizon Forbidden West is now just a couple of months away and pre-orders are now live. In addition to this, the base file size has also been revealed and you're going to need to clear some space on your hard drive!

Here's everything we know about Horizon: Forbidden West so far...

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LATEST - Download Size Revealed

Horizon: Forbidden West is coming in at a mammoth 96GB in European regions and around 86GB in the US. This is predominantly down to more language packs being needed in the European copies of the game.

The file sizes also don't account for any Day One patch meaning the size could still swell considerably.

Preorders now live

Preorders went live last week, almost half a year ahead of the official launch.

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Although initially not offering an upgrade path from PS4 to PS5, they have since backtracked on that.

Release Date

Horizon Forbidden will officially launch on February 18th, 2022.

Horizon Forbidden West to be at PlayStation Showcase?

Pre-orders may be live but we are still months out from the release of the game. Due to this, Horizon Forbidden West still may show up at the PlayStation Showcase on Thursday, 9 September.

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Guerilla Games shouldn't pass up any opportunity to show the game off before release. Given where development of the game might be, a full gameplay demo could be shown during the event.

Gameplay Footage Premieres at PS's State of Play

Another State of Play presentation is up, and with it, viewers got nearly 20 minutes of Horizon Forbidden West gameplay. PlayStation focused the newest State of Play on Guerrilla's new title in a similar way to how the last one was focused on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Watch the exciting new gameplay below:

You can also keep an eye on the PlayStation Twitter account and Guerrilla's social media channels for the latest regarding what's in store.

Story Details & Information

The ending scenes of Horizon Zero Dawn left us, as fans, with a lot more questions than answers. It sets the game up perfectly for a sequel and we know that Guerrilla is going to touch on some of these narratives in Horizon Forbidden West.

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Aloy is going to once again be the protagonist and Forbidden West is going to expand on the world established in Zero Dawn with new enemies, new locations, and new dangers.

" Uncover the secret behind Earth's imminent collapse and unlock a hidden chapter in the ancient past... one that will change Aloy forever."
Horizon Forbidden West Aloy
ALOY IS BACK - She's going to once-again be the protagonist in Guerrilla's new Horizon title

We also know that Horizon Forbidden West looks like it is going to be adding underwater exploration to the game; However, we don't know for certain what new gameplay changes are going to be included just yet. We can imagine the new State of Play is going to clear a lot of that up for us.

Haptic Feedback Features

Something that hasn't really been discussed in as much detail is how Horizon Forbidden West is going to utilise the PS5's unique DualSense features.

Guerrilla Studio Director Angie Smets recently took part in an interview for Wired and briefly discussed how Horizon Forbidden West was going to make the most of the DualSense features available.

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"If you want to take a stealth approach to a combat situation and you dive into the long grass, you can feel those long grass leaves.”

Horizon Forbidden West Aloy Riding
FEEL THE GRASS - The DualSense is going to make Horizon so much better

It's a snippet of information that we know will be expanded on soon, but it's a welcome confirmation that Horizon is going to be at the forefront of utilising everything the PS5 has to offer when it releases.