Horizon: Forbidden West officially delayed to 2022

Posted on August 26, 2021

It’s been almost a month of reports of what feels like one of the worst kept secret delays. Now we have confirmation, Horizon: Forbidden West will release in 2022. The news comes from a PlayStation blogpost, issued by developer Guerilla’s Creative Director, Mathijs de Jonge.

Complications in development related to COVID-19 were cited as being the reason for the delay, with further polishing being required. “It’s no surprise that our teams were hugely impacted by the global pandemic; we have been adjusting to new workflows, protocols, and other challenges, while keeping our teams safe and prioritizing a healthy work/life balance,” Jonge states.

Following this, a firm release date was confirmed. “Today we are delighted to confirm that our long-awaited sequel is coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 18, 2022. Pre-orders start on September 2, 2021, so look out for more information on that next week.”

Horizon: Forbidden West

Mathijs de Jonge also took the time to thank the fans. “While the decision to move the game’s launch to 2022 certainly wasn’t easy, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our fans for their unwavering support; we know how much you’ve been looking forward to reuniting with Aloy and her friends, continuing her story, and exploring a new and more dangerous world. Your passion, fan art, cosplay, virtual photography, and videos have meant the world to all of us.”

So there you have it. Horizon: Forbidden West has been moved to a 2022 date, releasing on February 18th. Like the delayed God of War sequel, it’ll also be releasing simultaneously on PlayStation 4 and 5. Are you keen?