PlayStation 4 Exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn confirmed for PC in 2020

PlayStation 4 Exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn confirmed for PC in 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn will release for the PC in the summer of 2020. No official release date has been confirmed. The information comes from Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios.

Sameer Mitha  | Published 11 Mar 2020 12:11 IST

PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to the PC in the summer of 2020. The information comes from Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. Before becoming the head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios, Hermen Hulst was the head of Guerrilla Games, the developers behind Horizon and the Killzone Franchise. The information comes via the PlayStation Blog. The blog reads, “Yes, I (Hermen Hulst) can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer…. 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 quick search on Steam reveals the presence of the game but there is no information on the system requirements, price or the release date. The Steam listing confirms that the game is the Complete Edition and comes with The Frozen Wilds expansion, Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow, Carja Trader Pack, Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow, Banuk Traveller Pack and Nora Keeper Pack. 

After Death Stranding (read our review here), this is the second PS4 game to hit the PC. Before you go all PlayStation fanboy and diss Sony for bringing exclusives to the PC, know that this is a good way of giving people a taste of what's on offer on the PlayStation platform. Hermen Hulst goes 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. And 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. In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.”

This goes to prove that Sony has a different approach when compared to Microsoft. Microsoft has committed to launching its first-party games day and date on the PC and the Xbox console. Horizon Zero Dawn launched back in February 2017 on the PS4, so unlike Death Stranding, the PC release for Horizon comes years after its console release. It could also be a way for Sony to tease people into coming onto the PlayStation hardware. 

Both Sony and Microsoft will launch their next-generation consoles in 2020. You can read everything we know about the Xbox Series X here and the PS5 here

In our review of Horizon Zero Dawn, we said, “If you own a PS4 or a PS4 Pro, you should definitely play Horizon Zero Dawn. It has a well-written story, deep mechanics, and gameplay that’s almost perfect. Sony and Guerrilla Games took a bold step by investing in this new IP and it’s definitely worth it. With Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony has a masterpiece exclusive and can build upon the new franchise. You can finish the story in about 25 hours and add another 10 to 15 hours for the rest and you are looking at a game with a very good lifespan. Completionists will be playing this one long after the sun sets on the Horizon".

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