Horizon: Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn presented in June 2020, will be released during the current year, and not in 2022, as suggested by some persistent rumours that have sprung up in recent days. The confirmation comes from multiple official sources, but the last word was Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Horizon: Forbidden West is currently in the final stages of production, although, according to the voice actress of Aloy, the work is far from finished. Despite everything, it seems that the developers are sure to finish the work within a few months and then take care of post-production and polishing before the release, set for the last quarter of 2021. To Famitsu’s microphones, Jim Ryan himself confirmed that the title will arrive “at the end of 2021” and that it will surely meet fans’ expectations.
Sony has also included the title in the new trailer of the games coming out on PlayStation 5, confirming its imminent release in the description. Finally, Jason Schreier, a well-known Bloomberg journalist, said that the title has already been postponed once and that the release in 2021 is practically confirmed.
This is great news as rumours about the postponement of God of War: Ragnarok is getting more and more insistent and that both Gran Turismo 7 and GTA V Enhanced Edition will not see the light in 2021. The official release date of Horizon: Forbidden West will be revealed in the months to follow, perhaps in the next PlayStation State of Play.