Horizon Forbidden West: Everything You Need To know

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The original Horizon from back in 2017 came out of the gates swinging with a gripping story and beautiful visuals. Releasing for free in the Play at Home set, millions of players got to experience Aloy's story.

Horizon Forbidden West is attempting to up the ante with all new PS5 hardware to boot. Here's everything we know about it.

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Shown off with an announcement trailer in June 2020, we've had almost an entire year to process what we saw.

This trailer had a focus on the sites of the game, the decayed remnants of a great civilization - the crashing of waves on a beach and the moving of animals. This is contrasted with Aloy running by on the back of a Charger. It really enunciates the great mixing of technology and nature present in every inch of the environment.

What Is It?

Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy's story as she heads west to cure the death of the environment and everything in it. The trailers hint at some great ethereal evil that Aloy is fighting back against, in any small way she can.

Alongside this, it hints at a new enemy, ready to fight Aloy at every turn. A tribe army that controls great elephants faces off against her moments before the end of the trailer.

What Platform Is It On?

As stated in follow-up tweets and trailers, Horizon Forbidden West is definitely coming to PS5 at some point. They also clarified, in their PS5 blog, that "Horizon Forbidden West will also launch on PS4"

This being said, with the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone, we could see the eventual release of Forbidden West to Steam too, even if it will take a while.

Release Date

We don't have an official release date for the game yet it has now been four years since the release of the last game.

As of right now, many believe we could see the release at some time in the end of 2021 but we have some information that should answer this question soon.

State of Play

Over on their Twitter, Guerrilla Games recently announced that they will have their own State of Play, filled with announcements for the latest game. Taking place at 2pm PT / 10 pm BST / 11pm CET on May 27th, you might want to get there a little early to get all the information you can.

We can guarantee some gameplay footage as described in the blog but, if we're really lucky, we may even see a release date in the near future

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