Horizon Zero Dawn delayed to 2017

Posted on June 7, 2016

Horizon Zero Dawn just may be one of the most anticipated releases in recent memory, but you’re going to have to anticipate it even longer, as its release date has been pushed back to February 2017 (March 1st 2017 for us Aussies).

Hermen Hulst, Managing Director of Guerilla Games  announced the news via the PlayStation blog: “It wasn’t an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it. However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn.”

“We realize that this decision may not please everyone. At the same time, we’re confident that the advantages of the additional development time afforded by the new date will become clear in the coming months, as we start to share more cool details and videos from Horizon Zero Dawn. We really, really appreciate your patience and continued support, and look forward to bringing you the best game we possibly can in February 2017.”

A new trailer accompanied the announcement, focusing on the main character, Aloy, and her origin story. We’re certainly glad to see and hear that the game is coming along, but I’m not gonna lie, this delay still stings a little bit. What do you guys think?