The 2022 PlayStation hit Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PC and the release date plus other new features have been revealed.
The PC port of Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn, was confirmed but fans have had few details on it. Nixxes Software and Guerrilla Games have finally revealed when fans can expect the PC port of the game to be released, and additional information has also been given about the upcoming version.
The announcement was made on the PlayStation X account, and more information was given in a PlayStation blog post. In addition to information on how the game might run, the post also revealed what bonus content players who pre-purchase the game can obtain.
Horizon Forbidden West PC release date
Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PC on March 17, 2024.
Those who pre-purchase the PC version will obtain several cosmetic items, weapons, photo mode customization options, and an “in-game resources pack including ammunition, potions, and travel packs.” The PC version of Horizon Forbidden West is a Complete Edition, and includes the Burning Shores DLC.
The game is set to launch during a time of fierce competition in the gaming industry, including the release of other major titles including Dragon’s Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, and Alone in the Dark. This also comes as fans await details on the upcoming Horizon MMO, which is showing signs of major forward progress.
New features confirmed for Horizon Forbidden West PC version
The Horizon Forbidden West PC features include unlocked frame rates, Nvidia DLSS 3 upscaling, AMD FSR and Intel XeSS support, image-enhancing Nvidia DLAA, and more.
The port also has DualSense controller compatibility, allowing players to enjoy the haptic feedback and other features of the PlayStation 5’s controller. The game will also support a variety of different resolutions that will allow it to run on almost every monitor setup.
“Gameplay is supported in 21:9 ultra-wide, 32:9 super ultra-wide and even 48:9 resolutions with compatibility for triple-monitor setups,” the announcement stated.
The PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn was notorious for launching full of bugs and graphical glitches and ideally, Nixxes Software will ensure this doesn’t happen again with its sequel. An increased number of PlayStation first-party games are coming to PC, with Until Dawn reported to be getting a PC version soon and it remains to be seen which game will be next to jump between platforms.
All signs point to Sony increasing the availability of PlayStation games on PC. This includes ports of major first-party titles alongside plans to eventually release live-service games simultaneously on PlayStation consoles and PC.