Sony has announced that Horizon Forbidden West, the critically acclaimed sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, will be coming to PC in early 2024. The game will be developed for PC by Nixxes Software, a Sony-owned studio that specializes in porting PlayStation games to PC.
Horizon Forbidden West picks up six months after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn, with protagonist Aloy travelling to the Forbidden West, a land plagued by dangerous machines and deadly storms. Aloy must find a way to save her people from a mysterious plague that is threatening to destroy all of humanity.
Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition will include the base game, the Burning Shores expansion, and other add-ons like a digital art book and soundtrack.
- Horizon Forbidden West for PS5
- Burning Shores DLC for PS5
- Digital soundtrack
- Digital art book
- Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk digital comic book
- In-game items:
- Extras in Photo Mode (special pose and face paint)
- In-game items unlocked via story progression:
- Carja Behemoth Elite outfit ·Carja Behemoth Short Bow
- Nora Thunder Elite outfit
- Nora Thunder Sling
- Apex Clawstrider Machine Strike piece
- Resources pack
The game will be available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
This announcement comes as Sony continues to expand its gaming presence beyond just PlayStation consoles. In recent years, Sony has released a number of its first-party titles on PC.
The release of Horizon Forbidden West on PC is a major coup for Sony. The game was one of the most anticipated titles of 2022, and it received great reviews from critics. The PC port of the game will allow even more gamers to experience this incredible title.
Why Sony is Bringing More Games to PC
There are a number of reasons why Sony is bringing more games to PC. First, the PC gaming market is huge and growing. In 2021, the PC gaming market was valued at over $35 billion, and it is expected to reach over $50 billion by 2025.
Second, releasing games on PC allows Sony to reach a wider audience. Many gamers do not own a PlayStation console, but they do have a PC. By releasing games on PC, Sony is able to reach these gamers and expand its customer base.
Third, releasing games on PC can help to boost sales of PlayStation consoles. Many gamers who play PlayStation games on PC eventually decide to buy a PlayStation console so that they can play exclusive games like Ghost of Tsushima and Marvel’s Spider-Man.
The Future of PlayStation Games on PC
Sony has said that it plans to release half of its games on PC and mobile by 2025. This means that we can expect to see many more PlayStation games come to PC in the coming years.
Some of the PlayStation games that were released for PC recently include:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- The Last of Us Part II
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Sony has also said that it is considering launching a PlayStation PC launcher. This launcher would make it easier for gamers to browse and purchase PlayStation games on PC.