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Horizon Forbidden West is 'in the Final Stages of Development'

Horizon Forbidden West is 'in the Final Stages of Development' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 June 2021 / 1,647 Views

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 game director Mathijs de Jonge in an interview with Hardware Zone revealed the game is in the final stages of development with a focus on polishing the game and fixing bugs. 

"We have just successfully completed our beta milestone, which is pretty far along," said Mathijs de Jonge. "We're now in the final stages of development. So we are polishing the game and fixing bugs.

Horizon Forbidden West is 'in the Final Stages of Development'

"We are also wrapping up certain aspects of the game, like some of the machines being behind schedule - because it takes an enormous amount of time to build them. We're working on the final cinematic. So, we're really wrapping up. There's still a lot to do with a game of this size and magnitude, but we're in the final stages."

Horizon Forbidden West is in development for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It is on track to release in Holiday 2021, however, that isn't 100 certain yet.


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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4 Comments
ClassicGamingWizzz (on 04 June 2021)

if its as good as the first it will be bug free and great in performance.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 07 June 2021)

Hzd I didn't encounter any game breaking bugs and glitches I was satisfied with the final product that's why i platinumed the hell out of it!

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DroidKnight (on 04 June 2021)

Hope they fix the hair. Fazing through the weapon and clothing looks a little strange whilst everything else about it looks great. Please don't rush it.

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Knitemare DroidKnight (on 04 June 2021)

I agree with this. HZD was such a good and impressive graphically game, that it was just weird that the hair will "glitch" like that. It was like the one in charge of hair animation was a lazy lad.

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