Horizon Forbidden West releases on February 18, 2022; Horizon Zero Dawn gets PS5 performance patch

During the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream, Guerrilla Games director Mathijs de Jonge announced that Horizon Forbidden West will release on February 18, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Additionally, Guerrlla Games today also released an Enhanced Performance Patch for Horizon Zero Dawn on PlayStation 5, offering a 60 FPS performance boost as well as 4K Checkerboard Resolution.

The details for both games can be found below via Guerrilla Games. In case you missed it, the 14-minute Horizon Forbidden West State of Play demo from May 2021 can be seen here.

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Horizon Forbidden West arrives on 18 February, 2022

The long-awaited sequel gets a release date, pre-orders start soon, and the much-requested 60FPS patch for Horizon Zero Dawn is now live!

It’s been a few months since we shared the first Horizon Forbidden West gameplay experience during State of Play, where we showed you a glimpse of where Aloy’s journey will take her next and showcased exciting new elements like swimming, free climbing, expanded melee combat, and more.

At that time, Horizon Forbidden West had just passed a major milestone and we had entered the final stage of development; on track, but a bit uncertain if we’d be able to polish the game to the level of quality we strive for.

It’s no surprise that our teams were hugely impacted by the global pandemic; we have been adjusting to new workflows, protocols, and other challenges, while keeping our teams safe and prioritizing a healthy work/life balance.

Today we are delighted to confirm that our long-awaited sequel is coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 18 February, 2022. Pre-orders start on 2 September, 2021, so look out for more information on that next week.

While the decision to move the game’s launch to 2022 certainly wasn’t easy, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our fans for their unwavering support; we know how much you’ve been looking forward to reuniting with Aloy and her friends, continuing her story, and exploring a new and more dangerous world. Your passion, fan art, cosplay, virtual photography, and videos have meant the world to all of us.

To that end, we know our community has been asking for an Enhanced Performance Patch for Horizon Zero Dawn. That patch is NOW LIVE, featuring 60 FPS as a free update for all PlayStation 5 players! If you already have a copy, this will be automatically updated, or for any first timers to Horizon, you can find it via the Horizon Zero Dawn product page or on our social channels.

We will have more information to come in the following months, and look forward to seeing you soon in the Forbidden West...

Horizon Zero Dawn Enhanced Performance Patch is live now

We’re thrilled to reveal some exciting news: we’ve just announced the Enhanced Performance Patch for Horizon Zero Dawn on PlayStation 5, and it is available right now!

This update means you can enjoy Horizon Zero Dawn and The Frozen Wilds at a stunning 60 FPS. Whether you’re uncovering the story of Project Zero Dawn for the first time, or you’re a seasoned hunter who has spent many hours exploring, you’ll be able to experience this update for free on PlayStation 5.

Here’s what the Enhanced Performance Patch includes:

  • Unlocked framerate to 60 FPS when running on a PS5™ console in backwards compatibility mode.
  • Improved streaming performance when running on a PS5™ console in backwards compatibility mode.
  • Removed Graphics Mode option from the Visual Settings when running on a PS5™ console in backwards compatibility mode. This is no longer required, as this update defaults to 60 FPS 4K.
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