Horizon Forbidden West, one of the most anticipated exclusive games on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, could arrive later than expected. Today, a couple of highly trusted sources reinforced a rumor that was actually born a couple of months ago, when Guerrilla Games and Sony did not announce the release date after presenting the first gameplay. Now everything indicates that the game will wait until 2022.
During the last podcast of Giant Bomb, Jeff Grubb, journalist from GamesBeat, said he heard rumors that Sony might delay Horizon Forbidden West
“I don’t know for sure, I think they are still undecided [Sony], but I think they are inclined to Horizon Forbidden West arrive in 2022, “Grubb added.
However, just a few hours later, Jason Schreier, journalist from Bloomberg and considered by many to be the most trusted source in the industry, he was blunt in stating that Horizon Forbidden West will reach the first quarter of 2022. Schreier further notes that this decision was made a long time ago. This would be one of the reasons why Guerrilla Games did not want to comment on the date when they showed the first advance of the gameplay.
If the reports are correct, the PS5 would lose its biggest banner by the second half of 2021. Under this scenario, Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Of course, we must not forget that they are coming Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (August 20) and Death Stranding Director’s Cut (24th September). Although they are based on already known proposals from the PlayStation catalog, they will introduce different novelties to motivate the return to their open worlds. In the case of the Sucker Punch game – a study we recently interviewed – they will add This is Island, an expansion of the story mode.
Is the possible delay of Horizon Forbidden West? Not at all. It is evident that the pandemic greatly impaired development time of a large number of titles.