Horizon Forbidden West release date information is rare to come by as of late.
Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to the immensely popular 2017 title Horizon Zero Dawn from developer Guerrilla Games. As veteran fans will already know, the series takes place in a far-future post-apocalyptic United States where humans must hunt and fight for their survival against bestial machines. “Forbidden West” refers to an entirely new section of this country which, according to the development team, will feature a much more detailed continuation of previous protagonist Aloy’s story.
Unfortunately, according to game director Mathijs de Jonge, Horizon Forbidden West won’t see a release until 2021. Developer Guerrilla Games is aiming to bring Forbidden West to players after the seasonal release of Sony’s PlayStation 5.
There is currently no concrete reason as to why the studio would dismiss a seasonal release, nor is there any further knowledge about when in 2021 Guerrilla Games could be aiming for. It goes without saying that there are a large variety of reasons.
Regardless, with the legacy of Horizon Zero Dawn to build off of, players likely won’t mind the extra few months to get their hands on its sequel.
Horizon Forbidden West will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5.