In a post on PlayStation Blog , PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst said that “is not quite certain yet” that Horizon Forbidden West released in 2021.
The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn was the focus of an acclaimed State of Play just a few days ago.
Sony and Guerrilla Games showed a very first gameplay, with lots of details about the game, taken from PlayStation 5.
At the same time, no release date was provided but confidence in the possibility that the title was ready for 2021 was confirmed.
As explained by Hermen Hulst in a passage on PlayStation Blog , the PlayStation Studios teams have encountered significant difficulties in development due to COVID-19.
This mainly involved performance capture and audio work , which require equipped locations – and which have often been replaced by makeshift locations in the actors’ homes.
These words in particular are of some concern to the heir of Horizon Zero Dawn :
«For Horizon , we think we are lined up to launch it into the Christmas season.
But this is not entirely certain yet , and we are working as hard as we can to confirm it as soon as possible “.
Hulst anticipated that some compromise may be needed , and that this will affect neither the quality of the game nor the health of the development team at Guerrilla Games.
Far from a confirmation, in short, compared to the reiteration of the launch window for 2021 a few days ago.
Today, after all, bad news has also arrived from God of War Ragnarok , officially postponed to 2022.
In addition, PlayStation Studios has confirmed that two now ex-PS5 exclusives will also be provided on PlayStation 4.
All while the most vulgar controversy on social media was already raging over the appearance of Aloy, protagonist of Horizon Forbidden West.
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