The hotly anticipated sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn, which was originally due to release this year, has been delayed until sometime in 2022, according to a report by Bloomberg. It was previously slated to release this holiday season, likely sometime in December.
It’s important to note that Sony has not officially announced this, and that it has only been reported ‘by someone familiar with the matter’. But it’s not hard to believe, since Sony has said in past comments that the game’s launch window was never set in stone. Playstation studio head Hermen Hulst said in a PlayStation blog post in June, “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.”
Another reason it’s not particularly surprising is simply that game studios everywhere have had to push back their release dates due to the ongoing COVID situation. The God of War sequel and GhostWire: Tokyo are just some of the high-profile delays we’ve seen over the past year. We haven’t yet heard of any new release window for Horizon: Zero Dawn beyond sometime in 2022.