During Gamescom 2021, the official release date for the highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive Horizon Forbidden West was revealed. As rumors have previously suggested, Horizon Forbidden West is indeed delayed (somewhat) and won’t be releasing in 2021 as originally predicted.

However, the updated release date shared today isn’t too far into 2022, so fans won’t have to wait too much longer for it either! 

Horizon Forbidden West Gets a Confirmed Release Date

Announced today during Gamescom 2021, Horizon Forbidden West will officially release on February 18, 2022. The updated release date is fitting, especially given the fact that the game’s predecessor, Horizon Zero Dawn, released in February as well. 

On social media, developer Guerrilla Games announced that pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West will begin next week on Thursday, September 2. If you’re thinking about pre-ordering the game but don’t own a PlayStation 5, rest assured that Horizon Forbidden West will also be released on PlayStation 4 as well. 

And if you do own a PlayStation 5 and you’re considering either revisiting the first game or playing Horizon Zero Dawn for the first time to prepare for Horizon Forbidden West, the game is  getting a next-gen update.

That’s right, in addition to the release date announcement for Horizon Forbidden West, Guerrilla had a second surprise in the form of an update for Horizon Zero Dawn on PS5! 

The Enhanced Performance Patch for Horizon Zero Dawn is live right now and is free for all PS5 owners. Once downloaded, the patch unlocks 60 FPS for Horizon Zero Dawn on PlayStation 5 along with 4K checkerboard resolution. 

While fans are undoubtedly disappointed they won’t be able to play Horizon Forbidden West this year, the wait for the sequel’s updated February 18 release isn’t too long. And while you wait for the release of Horizon Forbidden West, you can enjoy the visual splendor of Horizon Zero Dawn in 4K at 60 FPS. 

After hearing about the updated release date for Horizon Forbidden West and the free update for Horizon Zero Dawn on PS5, what are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to the release of Horizon Forbidden West on February 18, 2022?

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