Fans of Playstation exclusive upcoming game Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to the critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn, will have to wait a little bit longer before they can explore the post-apocalyptic world as Aloy once again. According to a Twitter post made by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, Sony has decided to delay the release of the game to the first quarter of 2022. The news was also first mentioned by Jeff Grubb on the podcast GrubbSnax on Giant Bomb.Horizon Forbidden West Delayed to 2022 Click To Tweet
The game was originally intended to be released sometime between October and December 2021, causing some disappointment within the community.
This delay is one of the latest in the recent deluge of delayed titles, such as the Cyberpunk 2077 DLC and Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. With COVID-19 hitting developers’ productions across the world, mostly because of workers being forced to work from home and because of delays in the manufacturing process in China, the video game industry is unfortunately forced to postpone several titles. With this being said, the game will probably sell well regardless of the release date, as Horizon Zero Dawn, by February 2018, had sold over 7.6 million copies, increasing to over 10 million a year later, making it one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games.
Horizon Forbidden West follows main character Aloy in a new area of the world previously explored in Horizon Zero Dawn.
Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.
Watch Playstation’s State of Play video about the game and decide for yourself if this extra wait is going to be worth it or not.
The short answer is most likely “Yes. Yes it’s going to be worth it.“