Horizon Forbidden West: Release Date, Platforms, Gameplay & More

Everything you should know about the sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn.


Guerrilla Games announced Horizon Forbidden West in June 2020. The sequel to 2017’s critically acclaimed game, Horizon Zero Dawn, is one of the most-awaited video games right now. Millions of PlayStation players worldwide are desperately waiting to continue Aloy’s journey across the western United States.

Horizon Zero Dawn fans have many burning questions in mind regarding the sequel’s release date, platforms, and more. That’s why, in this post, we’ve mentioned everything we know about Horizon Forbidden West. So, let’s dive right into the interesting part.

Horizon Forbidden West Release Date

It’s confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West will release in 2021. However, right now, there is no exact release date for the sequel.

Interestingly, Guerrilla Games confirmed that the devs are slowing down on Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC updates to focus on Horizon Forbidden West. So, let’s hope, like Hogwarts Legacy, this one doesn’t get pushed back to 2022 as well.

Platforms: Will Horizon Forbidden West Be On PS4?

Sonya and Guerrilla Games confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West would arrive for both PS4 and PS4. So, PS4 players won’t have to switch to PS5 to enjoy the sequel of one of the best PlayStation exclusive titles.

Interestingly, according to the developers, Horizon Forbidden West will make full utilization of PS5’s SSD to get rid of loading screens. So, the game will start as soon as you boot the game. Also, you won’t have to wait when you fast travel from one checkpoint to another.

Talking about platforms, we won’t see Horizon Zero Dawn 2 on PC right away. Initially, the developers will focus on releasing the game only for PS4 and PS5. However, maybe after a few years, devs will port the sequel to PC.


Right now, there isn’t much information on Horizon Forbidden West’s story. However, the story of Horizon Forbidden West will start where the first game left off. According to the game’s description, Aloy will move West to a far-future America. In her journey, she’ll have to go against that one threat that could make things “worse.”

Horizon Forbidden West Gameplay

As showcased in the trailer, our hero will explore the oceans and deserts in Horizon Forbidden West. So, it’s quite obvious that players will get the underwater experience in the sequel. There, players can unlock buried secrets and mysteries that might help Aloy in her quest. Moreover, Aloy will go against majestic machines and enemies while exploring the strange and beautiful world.

There are some rumors that, unlike the first game, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will feature Co-op. However, there is still no confirmation that Horizon Forbidden West will be multiplayer.


Unfortunately, the pre-order for Horizon Forbidden the game isn’t available. That’s understandable because the release date for the game is yet to be announced. However, we’ll update this post as soon as there is some information that could be useful.

That is all we know about Horizon Forbidden West. Now that developers are putting more effort into the sequel, we might hear more interesting information quite frequently; so, we’ll update the article accordingly.

Shivam Gulati

Shivam Gulati

Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.
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