We just lately sat down with among the group at Guerrilla Video games to debate the most recent Sony State of Play, the place Horizon Forbidden West’s gameplay was finally unveiled. Followers 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 now not having the earlier “2021” itemizing. We have been additionally curious. Did this imply the sport was slipping out of 2021?
To set the report straight, we requested sport director Mathijs de Jonge if Horizon Forbidden West was nonetheless on observe to launch this 12 months, or if issues had shifted away from that timeframe. “The event is on observe,” de Jonge tells Recreation Informer. “The factor is, these are simply unusual instances that we’re all in and we’ve got by no means finalized and shipped a sport below these sorts of circumstances. So we’re continuously calculating our schedules and taking a look at, ‘Okay, the place are we?’ and ‘Are there any unexpected issues that may occur?’ We simply need to be tremendous assured once we announce the discharge date, that we’re really going to hit it. So we simply want slightly bit extra time, after which we are able to come again with a closing launch date.”
So there you might have it. Horizon Forbidden West hasn’t been delayed out of 2021, but it surely’s additionally not a “positive factor” for launching this 12 months 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 Video games is being cautious about itemizing a particular date till it is completely positive it may possibly ship on it. No less than we all know the group at Guerrilla needs to trust within the date supplied. Hopefully, we’ll know extra quickly relating to a date.
For extra on Horizon Forbidden West, try our recent video interview with the developers.