Finally, the PlayStation video game is going to postpone. PlayStation fans will have to wait until 2022 to play Horizon Forbidden West, according to Bloomberg. The outlet reports the company has delayed its next big PS5 and PS4 exclusive to next year, pushing it back from its current 2021 holiday season release timeframe.
Those wanting to take up Aloy’s bow in the much-anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn will apparently have to wait a bit longer.
PlayStation Video Game will not come this year.
Sony has delayed the PlayStation-exclusive Horizon Forbidden West into 2022, according to multiple reports.
Bloomberg and Jeff Grubb both reported that Horizon Forbidden West, the upcoming sequel to Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn, will be delayed to Q1 2022 after initially targeting a holiday 2021 release date.
PlayStation Studio boss Hermen Hulst previously said in June that Horizon Forbidden West was “on track to release this holiday season” but stopped short of confirming an exact release date given how much the global pandemic has impacted video game development.
Grubb mentions that a potential September event from PlayStation will officially confirm the Horizon Forbidden West delay while highlighting the games that will come to PlayStation this fall.
Horizon Forbidden West was originally set to launch for PlayStation 4 and PS5 toward the end of this year; however, Sony hinted a slip might be possible back in June when it announced God of War: Ragnarok would now be a 2022 title. “We think we are on track to release [Horizon Forbidden West] this holiday season,” said PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst at the time, “But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.”
Hints that Sony was now leaning toward delaying Horizon Forbidden West’s release into next year first surfaced yesterday, courtesy of GameBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, who suggested the company was still “undecided” on the matter during his Giant Bomb show. However, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has now weighed in with the more definite statement that “Sony has delayed the PlayStation exclusive… to the first quarter of 2022.”
The Bottom Line
Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.
The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. As a result, life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.
It’s up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.