Turns out the rumor that PlayStations Horizon Zero Dawn will make its appearance on the PC was true. I’m sure there are more than a few people out there now earning crow, as they were deadset that this would never happy. The official confirmation came down from Herman Hulst, former managing director of Guerrilla Games and now the head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios. In a recent interview over on the PlayStation Blog, Herman dropped the bomb that Horizon Zero Dawn will shed its PlayStation exclusivity and will head to the PC later this Summer 2020.
Yes, I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer…. There will be more information coming from Guerrilla, from the new studio directors [Michiel van der Leeuw, JB van Beek, and Angie Smets] pretty soon.
The title will be released on Steam, while the store page is already up, so you can wishlist the game if you choose to do so. This port will also include the Frozen Wilds expansion. There’s no word as of yet on what enhancements we can expect, if any, to be included in this port.
Finally hearing that the rumors were true feels good, not only as a gamer but one who wants everyone to enjoy all the games they can get their hands on. Though, I wouldn’t get your hopes up if you’re expecting more games from the PlayStation camp to arrive on the PC. Herman was quick to point out that PlayStation is committed to dedicated hardware and that you shouldn’t expect to see same-day releases for both platforms.
I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on. To maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC. In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.
So if you were expecting more titles such as Bloodborne (OMG Please!), that may not be in the cards just yet. However, it’s important to note that Herman didn’t come out and say that this was a one and done affair. The way he wording this leaves some room that we may see more PlayStation games on the PC (or elsewhere) in the foreseeable future.
At the same time, this isn’t the only PlayStation title heading to the PC, as Kojima Productions Death Stranding will also see a Summer 2020 release date. A title that released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 back in 2019. The Final Fantasy 7 Remake which was originally worded as a PlayStation exclusive but is now know as a timed-exclusive title. We can’t forget PlayStation Now, Sony’s cloud gaming service that lets you play PlayStation titles on the PC. With more PS4 titles headed to the service, PC gamers will also be able to Play, PlayStation titles as well.
Horizon Zero Dawn has been available for the PlayStation since February 28, 2017, while the expansion The Frozen Wilds was released in dropped November 7, 2020. Since then the game has sold millions of copies for the PlayStation. Now we’ll get to see if it can repeat that feat on the PC when it releases this Summer 2020.