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Horizon Forbidden West 'On Track' for Holiday 2021, 'But It Isn't Quite Certain Yet'

Horizon Forbidden West 'On Track' for Holiday 2021, 'But It Isn't Quite Certain Yet' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2021 / 4,077 Views

The Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst in a Q&A with the PlayStation Blog said that Horizon Forbidden West is on track to release to in Holiday 2021, however, that isn't 100 certain yet. This is due to the focus of PlayStation on releasing the highest quality games. 

"But I can tell you, we’re not going to risk the quality. We want to ship extremely high quality games, finished games, and we have to do that obviously without pushing our teams to the breaking point," said Hulst.

"So we have, currently, two very big, very narrative-driven games in development: Horizon Forbidden West and the next God of War. And for both of those, they’re frankly affected by access to performance capture and talent.

"For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. 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."

Horizon Forbidden West 'On Track' for Holiday 2021, 'But It Isn't Quite Certain Yet'

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games last week revealed the first gameplay footage of Horizon Forbidden West captured on the PlayStation 5 in a brand new State of Play. 

Horizon Forbidden West is in development for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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ice (on 02 June 2021)

Yes, COVID was a real thing. People were acting like Sony Studios wouldn't be affected, everyone is.

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VAMatt (on 02 June 2021)

Sounds like Q2 2022 to me.

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SvenTheTurkey VAMatt (on 02 June 2021)

If it's mostly cinematic stuff, probably Q1 at the latest.

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mutantsushi SvenTheTurkey (on 02 June 2021)

OMG, you know those words are very upsetting for some people... LOL

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SvenTheTurkey (on 02 June 2021)

I got that feeling. Good on them to delay it if it needs more time.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 03 June 2021)

Cyberpunk got SONY scared they don't wanna lose their loyal customers, now cdr projekt red needs to start from the bottom

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