Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, is set to break away from its original PlayStation exclusivity and make its way to PC early next year.
Horizon Zero Dawn was initially released for the PS4 in 2017 before being ported to PC in 2020. Like its predecessor, Horizon Forbidden West follows the adventures of Aloy, a hunter who takes on robot dinosaurs in a post-apocalyptic North America. The descendants of the Aibo, a robotic pet dog, now inhabit this world.
Forbidden West offers a larger map to explore compared to Zero Dawn. It introduces mounted combat, the ability to glide across the land, and new underwater areas that are visually stunning thanks to Guerrilla Games’ powerful Decima engine. The game also retains the familiar features from Zero Dawn, such as hiding in grass patches, shooting arrows at robots, and engaging in melee combat.
Similar to the PC release of Zero Dawn, Forbidden West will arrive on PC as a Complete Edition, which includes the main game and the Burning Shores expansion set in a more brutal version of Los Angeles. Players will also have the opportunity to unlock additional costumes, weapons, and other in-game items.
Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition is coming to PC! In partnership with @NixxesSoftware, the next part of Aloy’s journey arrives in early 2024.
👉 Wishlist now on Steam: https://t.co/6vmkve8VXy
👉 Wishlist on the Epic Games: pic.twitter.com/ptKxqqzQok
— Guerrilla (@Guerrilla) September 27, 2023
The PC port of the game is being handled by Nixxes Software, the same developers who worked on the PC version of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. While the PC release of Zero Dawn faced some performance issues initially, the work done by Nixxes on Rift Apart has been well-received.
Horizon Forbidden West is scheduled to launch on PC through Steam and Epic Games in “early 2024”. Since the game was first released for the PS5 on February 18th, 2022, the PC release can be expected on or after that date, as it marks the two-year milestone. The price for the Complete Edition on PC has yet to be confirmed, but on PS5, it is priced at $59.99, while Zero Dawn’s PC release costs $49.99.