Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Guerrilla Games have delayed Horizon Forbidden West from its previously planned holiday 2021 release window to February 18, 2022. It will be available for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders will open on September 2.
“While the decision to move the game’s launch to 2022 certainly wasn’t easy, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our fans for their unwavering support,” said game director Mathijs de Jonge on PlayStation Blog. “We know how much you’ve been looking forward to reuniting with Aloy and her friends, continuing her story, and exploring a new and more dangerous world. Your passion, fan art, cosplay, virtual photography, and videos have meant the world to all of us.”
An enhanced performance patch has also been released for the PlayStation 4 version of Horizon Zero Dawn, which lets users who play the game on PlayStation 5 enjoy a targeted 60 frames per second.