- Horizon: Forbidden West’s PC version, set to release on March 21, will feature multiple graphical upgrades, including ultrawide display support and upscaling.
- The PC version of the game will also offer direct storage support, unlocked framerate, and full DualSense controller compatibility with haptic feedback.
- Horizon: Forbidden West follows in the trend of several major first-party Sony titles eventually making their way to PC, after a timed period of console exclusivity.
Horizon: Forbidden West has confirmed all of the upgraded features coming with the game’s “Complete Edition” release on PC, also revealing the PC version’s release date. The highly-anticipated Horizon: Zero Dawn sequel from PlayStation Studios and Guerrilla Games launched to massive fanfare in early 2022 as a PS5 exclusive. The sequel saw both fan and critical acclaim for Forbidden West‘s expansive world and received multiple awards nominations, including a nomination for “Game of the Year” at the 2022 Game Awards. Now, the beloved sequel is gearing up for plenty of new features with its PC launch.
Following its highly successful launch, Horizon: Forbidden West would receive its first major expansion with Burning Shores launching in April 2023. The expansion, following the conclusion of the main game’s story, whisked Aloy to a post-apocalyptic version of Los Angeles, expanding the game’s map and introducing new story content. Sony and Guerrilla would later debut the “Complete Edition” on PS5 in September, featuring both the main game and Burning Shores while confirming a PC launch to come. The game’s newest trailer has now given fans more information about the upcoming PC version.
Horizon Forbidden West Confirms Big PC Feature
A major new PC feature is being supported in the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West PC port, and it could lead to a smoother visual experience.
The newest trailer for Horizon: Forbidden West‘s PC launch shows off a plethora of features players will benefit from within the new version. Horizon: Forbidden West on PC will feature several graphical upgrades, including support for ultrawide displays and upscaling for Nvidia DLSS 3, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS graphics drivers. The game will also feature direct storage support and an unlocked framerate, as well as full DualSense support complete with the controllers’ touted haptic feedback. The trailer concludes by confirming the release date for Horizon: Forbidden West on PC, debuting on March 21.
Horizon: Forbidden West Complete Edition PC Features
- Ultrawide display support
- Upscaling for Nvidia DLSS 3, AMD FSR, and Intel XeSS drivers
- Direct storage support
- Unlocked framerate
- DualSense controller support with haptic feedback
The launch of Horizon: Forbidden West on PC follows a trend of Sony launching some of their biggest first-party titles on PC at a later date. Several of Sony’s biggest recent releases like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War, and The Last of Us Part 1 have made their way onto PC, typically following a period of console exclusivity. Recent rumors have also suggested games like Ghost of Tsushima and Demon’s Souls may soon see their own PC launches.
With Horizon: Forbidden West debuting soon on PC, many fans have already begun to look ahead to the next entry in the franchise. Guerrilla Games launched Horizon Call of the Mountain in early 2023 as a virtual reality spinoff of the popular franchise, receiving a nomination for “Best VR/AR Game” at the 2023 Game Awards. Guerilla has also teased the next major entry in the franchise as well, hinting at “expanding Horizon‘s world” with the next game. With Forbidden West‘s PC version on the way and Horizon 3 in development, Horizon fans should have plenty in store in the future.
Horizon: Forbidden West
Aloy returns in the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. Forbidden West follows the now iconic machine-hunter as she embarks to the aptly named Forbidden West to attempt to find the source of a powerful plague that is destroying all that it infects.
- February 18, 2022
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