We lately sat down with a few of the group at Guerrilla Games to debate the most recent Sony State of Play, the place Horizon Forbidden West’s gameplay was lastly unveiled. Fans have been pining the presentation would additionally reveal a launch date, however have been left extra puzzled when no launch timeframe was given. This included not having the earlier “2021” itemizing. We have been additionally curious. Did this imply the sport was slipping out of 2021?
To set the document straight, we requested recreation director Mathijs de Jonge if Horizon Forbidden West was nonetheless on observe to launch this yr, or if issues had shifted away from that timeframe. “The improvement is on observe,” de Jonge tells Game Informer. “The factor is, these are simply unusual instances that we’re all in and we now have by no means finalized and shipped a recreation underneath these sorts of circumstances. So we’re continuously calculating our schedules and , ‘Okay, where are we?’ and ‘Are there any unforeseen things that might happen?’ We simply need to be tremendous assured once we announce the discharge date, that we’re truly going to hit it. So we simply want just a little bit extra time, after which we are able to come again with a remaining launch date.”
So there you’ve it. Horizon Forbidden West hasn’t been delayed out of 2021, nevertheless it’s additionally not a “sure thing” for launching this yr both. Given every thing that is occurred with COVID-19 and the way studios have needed to alter how they make video games, it is comprehensible that Guerrilla Games is being cautious about itemizing a selected date till it is completely certain it might ship on it. At least we all know the group at Guerrilla needs to trust within the date offered. Hopefully, we’ll know extra quickly relating to a date.
For extra on Horizon Forbidden West, take a look at our latest video interview with the builders.