Horizon Forbidden West’s release date has been revealed, along with a delay to 2022.
Earlier today at Gamescom Opening Night Live, it was revealed that Horizon Forbidden West would now release on February 18, 2022. While it’s disappointing news for the fans, that the sequel has been delayed to next year, we now have a firm release date for the game.
At the showcase, game director Mathijs de Jonge made a brief appearance in a pre-recorded presentation. The developer stated that while development on the sequel was progressing smoothly, no one could ultimately predict the future during a global pandemic.
While Forbidden West did pass a significant development milestone when it debuted gameplay footage earlier this year, the team working on the game has been forced to reschedule things, hence the new release date.
Therefore, as you might imagine, things haven’t gone entirely smoothly for the development team. However, there was good news to be found among the presentation: Guerrilla revealed that a patch for Horizon Zero Dawn was being made available, that would boost the frame rate of the original game up to 60FPS on the new-gen PS5. That’s a perfect excuse to return to the game and refresh our minds before Horizon Forbidden West releases.