There has been some great news for fans of the PlayStation 4 game Horizon Zero Dawn. Recent announcements have finally confirmed that it’s coming to PC. If you’ve been looking for a new action role-playing game to sink some hours into, you won’t have to wait much longer.
What Do We Know So Far About The New PC Version?
The acclaimed action role-playing game from Guerrilla Games is officially on the way according to Hermen Hulst, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
Hulst announced this in an interview with the PlayStation blog. “I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer,” said Hulst. “There will be more information coming from Guerrilla, from the new studio directors [Michiel van der Leeuw, JB van Beek, and Angie Smets] pretty soon.”
A release date has not been announced yet but it looks like we will be hearing more details of this release soon with some sources pointing towards summer 2020.
Who Will Develop The PC Version Of Horizon Zero Dawn?
Originally released in February 2017 on PlayStation 4, this game was the first non-Killzone game from Guerrilla Games since 2004. As Sony Interactive Entertainment published the game themselves, this makes the recent announcement to PC release quite interesting.
It’s unclear yet whether it will be Guerrilla Games who develop the PC version themselves or another game developer. The PC port is already listed on the Steam store with PlayStation Mobile as its publisher, but it’s not certain whether Guerrilla Games will also have a hand in developing it before it goes live.
For a clue of what Sony will do, it’s worth taking a look at Death Stranding - a game that was originally released for PlayStation 4 and will later be developed for PC. While the game was originally developed by an independent studio - Kojima Productions - the upcoming PC port will be published by 505 Games.
A similar example can be found with Quantic Dream, who have recently released PC versions of three titles which were PlayStation exclusives.
What Will The PC Version Of Horizon Zero Dawn Be Like?
Hulst went on to say: “I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on.”
He then mentioned that Horizon Zero Dawn’s open-world game will be “just a great fit” for a new PC version.
Horizon Zero Dawn will be one of the biggest games to make the jump from PlayStation 4 to PC. However, PlayStation is keen to tell everyone that this doesn’t mean every PlayStation game will now move to PC.
“To maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC,” Hulst added in his PlayStation blog. “We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.”
Rumors For A Possible Horizon: Zero Dawn Sequel
For those unfamiliar with the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, it follows the story of an orphan and hunter named Aloy. Set in the distant future, Aloy tries to uncover her past by unraveling the mysteries of a world ruled by deadly machines.
It’s an award-winning title that blends action role-playing genres with an imaginative open world for you to freely explore.
Lately, there have been a lot of rumors going around regarding a sequel title. Sony has already seen great success with Horizon Zero Dawn, selling over 10 million copies so it would make sense to try and expand the story into a sequel.
While nothing is confirmed so far, there have been some hints from voice actors from the previous game and a mysterious job listing for work on a new sequel. Even Hulst suggested that Aloy’s story isn’t quite complete yet. “She’s really uncovered some of the main mysteries in the world, but how do you feel when you finish the story?"
Hopefully, this will all be confirmed soon and it would certainly make sense to announce it with the upcoming next generation of consoles soon to be released. If this sequel does come to light and isn’t officially announced soon, we could see it as one of the first exclusively made games for PlayStation 5.
Of course, the moment we hear more news on Horizon Zero Dawn - either for the PC version or the rumored sequel - we will be sure to let you know.