Horizon Forbidden West In “Final Stages Of Development”
There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding Horizon Forbidden West since developer Guerrilla Games’ recent presentation during Sony’s State of Play showcase. The 19 minutes of new footage revealed many of the locations players will be able to explore as Aloy once the title releases for PS4 and PS5 later this year. While there still isn’t a locked-in release date for the game, the developer has confirmed that Horizon Forbidden West is now in the “final stages of development.”
News that Horizon Forbidden West is nearing development completion comes by way of Guerrilla Games director Mathijs de Jonge. In a recent interview with Hardware Zone, the game director revealed that the team is wrapping up various areas of development and working on polishing the game and fixing bugs. “We have just successfully completed our beta milestone, which is pretty far along,” de Jonge said. “We’re now in the final stages of development. So we are polishing the game and fixing bugs.”
We are also wrapping up certain aspects of the game, like some of the machines being behind schedule – because it takes an enormous amount of time to build them. We’re working on the final cinematic. So, we’re really wrapping up. There’s still a lot to do with a game of this size and magnitude, but we’re in the final stages.”
As previously mentioned, there’s currently no set release date for Horizon Forbidden West. That said, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst recently confirmed that the team is shooting for a late 2021 release. With the God of War sequel getting delayed back to 2022 and Horizon Forbidden West in the final stages of development, it seems like the studio will be able to stay true to that release window.
Horizon Forbidden West is currently in development for PS4 and PS5.
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