Hermen Hulst said that Horizon Forbidden West may be delayed to 2022 and won’t release this year-end.
Horizon Forbidden West could be delayed to 2022?
Horizon Forbidden West, in particular, could suffer the same fate as the Santa Monica game of God of War: Ragnarok, receiving a plausible delay with respect to the schedule.
Hermen Hulst, the current head of PlayStation Studios, recently gave an interview where he touched on several themes including PS5 and PS4, PlayStation Studios vision for PC versions, and much more.
For the complete interview you can refer directly to the source, while for the news regarding the game Horizon Forbidden West, we inform you that when he was asked: “How have the teams at PlayStation Studios been able to cope and adapt with these big challenges over the last year?, the current head of PS Studios has provided a rather complete answer, but has also left a statement that portends a possible delay of the title in question. Here is part of the answer focused on the question:
So we have, currently, two very big, very narrative-driven games in development: Horizon Forbidden West and the next God of War. And for both of those, they’re frankly affected by access to performance capture and talent. For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.
The rest of the interview is quite complete and has really touched on many topics including the now official postponement of the IP certainly more awaited at Sony, or the new episode of God of War: Ragnarok.
In addition, the beloved Kratos was the “victim” of another very interesting news that will surely make the owners of PlayStation 4 happy, namely the release of the game also on the old gen console. Not only GoW, but also Gran Turismo 7, the driving simulator made by Polyphony Digital, will also be released for the same console.
The PlayStation exclusives are also becoming a sort of cross and delight for some users who, always fascinated by the games and the exclusivity of the titles on the Sony home consoles have seen some of the most beautiful IPs migrate directly to PCs.