Horizon: Forbbiden West State of Play Impressions

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That Horizon trailer was really neat, but unfortunately, we don’t have a release date. I don’t think it’s that surprising. As of the posting of this article Horizon: Forbidden West is still slated for a 2021 release. The new trailer including new features such as parachutes, weapons that slow down enemies, and a grappling hook that gives traversal a snappy feel. Something that’s in between Spiderman and Batman in terms of traversal. Lastly, there will be more climbable objects in the world. The game is set on the West Coast of the United States as opposed to the Southwest, unlike Horizon Zero Dawn. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and 5.

The cutscene and gameplay transition seem seamless and the performance looked smooth. I couldn’t tell if it was a target of 30 or 60 frames per second due to the quality of the stream. A 4K version of the trailer is now available on PlayStation Offical Youtube. Looking at it is currently running at 30 FPS. This isn’t surprising since the animation of the game tied to frame rate.: We might get details on performance and visual modes closer to the release of the game. So far it’s impressive for a cross-gen title to be of this quality. Gameplay looks like what you expect in Horizon with a lot more focus on verticality with more of everything. I just hope the game will dig deep more into the interesting post-post apocalypse the game portrays. You have to put your hands off to Guriella for having unique setting all the way back to Killzone during the mid 2000s.

Frederick Guese is a video creator and editor at PlayStation Haven. A QA industry vet and has worked at Respawn Entertainment, 2K Games, and Activision-Blizzard. Frederick is working on being a narrative designer, writer, editor, and video producer. You can visit his Twitter, Youtube channel, and Instagram. He’s a big fan of Hideo Kojima games and JRPGs.

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