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Report: Horizon: Zero Dawn Headed to PC in 2020 - VGChartz
Report: Horizon: Zero Dawn Headed to PC in 2020

Report: Horizon: Zero Dawn Headed to PC in 2020 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2020 / 1,924 Views

The PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn, is coming to Windows PC later this year, according to sources who spoke with Kotaku. Kotaku says the information comes from "three people familiar with Sony’s plans."

The action RPG first launched for the PS4 in February 2017. If the sources are correct it would be the first game from Guerrilla  Games to release on a non-PlayStation console, since Sony acquired them in 2005. 

This is not the first PlayStation 4 exclusive to make its way to Windows PC. Death Stranding will release for Windows PC in early summer 2020 and Quantic Dream's released its game's Heavy RainBeyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human on PC. These other games were developed by independent studios and published by Sony. 

Here is an overview of the game:

The next era of mankind

In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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25 Comments

NathanSSSS (on 16 January 2020)

This approach actually makes sense, since the game is out for 3 yrs already, it's not a system seller any more, why not make extra money in some other places from other group of ppl, it's a win win.


EspadaGrim (on 17 January 2020)

Sony fans won't be happy especially if it starts a trend.


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MIXSTER37 (on 18 January 2020)

@EspadaGrim I don't know why they wouldn't be happy. I know I'm fine with them making some extra cash and it's not like it is day one either. The bonus is if we get mods.


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EspadaGrim (on 19 January 2020)

@MISTER37 because all you have to do is look at Sony fans negative reaction to MS announcing their Xbox/PC strategy, but like i said it starts a trend i will suspect many to backtrack their statements and say it's somehow now a good thing.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 17 January 2020)

This is not he first Playstation exclusive to make it's way to PC, but it is the first Playstation exclusive that Sony had full control over to make it's way to PC. Death Stranding and the Quantic games were never fully owned by Sony. This sets the precedent that future Sony owned exclusives are not off the table of coming to PC. Oh well. So long Playstation, hello PC!


MIXSTER37 (on 20 January 2020)

@Burning Typhoon Actually you don't need to stream PS4 or PS2 games through PS Now because you can also download them to the PS4 console.


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method114 (on 17 January 2020)

I'd be surprised by this simply because it sort of cuts into Sony's PS now revenue. They are basically competing against themselves.


MIXSTER37 (on 19 January 2020)

There's more money in selling a PC version than on PS NOW. Besides there is over 800 games on PS Now and most of those are already have PC Version. If gamers are going to get PS Now it's not only for the exclusives and in actuality I subscribed for the indies we no longer get through PS+.


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Burning Typhoon (on 20 January 2020)

Yeah, it's not competing against themselves, when I personally would never see value in a game being streamed with added latency. Even the best, most stable connections have video distortion, and added button lag. It's not competing against themselves, it's giving the consumers options. With that logic, having it on PSNow is competing against the PS4 market. It makes no sense. I've done tests with PSNow, and by my standards, it's horrible, and I wouldn't ever buy it again.


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Mr Puggsly (on 16 January 2020)

Congrats to Epic for getting this PC exclusive.


Dante9 (on 18 January 2020)

Not sure how I feel about this. Exclusives are the only major edge against everybody just going with a PC. Will the PS become as irrelevant as Xbox?


Cerebralbore101 (on 18 January 2020)

Yes, it will. :(


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EspadaGrim (on 19 January 2020)

Irrelevant? no, you assume that everyone likes to play only on PC. Remember the start of the Generation when people were making the absurd statement that Consoles are dead and dying lol


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method114 (on 20 January 2020)

That's not the only edge. I have a PS4 and a gaming PC and believe me there are more benefits than that on console. Having all you trophies in one program is also a benefit that consoles have. When it comes to online gaming the amount of hackers on PC is pretty insane and out of control IMO. I've been trying to convince my cousin to get off PC gaming cause I'm done with the hackers.


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method114 (on 17 January 2020)

I'd be surprised by this simply because it sort of cuts into Sony's PS now revenue. They are basically competing against themselves.


bowserthedog (on 17 January 2020)

Bring on Uncharted!


xl-klaudkil (on 16 January 2020)

Great for sony more money so they can invest more money in awesome games.


HollyGamer (on 16 January 2020)

The future will be about ecosystem not platform agnostic . Matt Piscatella NPD analyst already predict this ( https://twitter.com/MatPiscatella/status/1202276792385470465?s=20 ). As PC and console gamer this will be great for me. But it's a shock for dedicated enthusiast console gamer . I accepted this reality


Jabba89 (on 16 January 2020)

A shock? That a 3 year old game is making its way to PC? Purely see this as Sony making the most out of the game without impacting on those who play on the Sony platform for their first party titles.


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The Fury (on 16 January 2020)

This exact rumour came up like late last year didn't it? PS Now is on PC. So yes, it will.


Barkley (on 17 January 2020)

Horizon is already on PSNOW, it came out on Jan 2nd. These 'reports' are specifically about a native pc release.


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KLAMarine (on 16 January 2020)

Rather have Smash on PC... One can dream...


Mr Puggsly (on 16 January 2020)

Many already play Smash Bros on PC. Atleast all the ones currently emulated, which is probably everything but Switch.


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KLAMarine (on 16 January 2020)

True but would love if it were legit.


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Mr Puggsly (on 16 January 2020)

Nintendo is not in PC business. But thanka to emulation, its easy not to care.

I bet they would do well on PC. They could easily run their own digital store.


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