PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to the PC in February – or at least that’s what one shaky rumour claims. The source of this snowballing speculation is murky, but it appears to stem from a Russian YouTuber named Anton Loginov, who purportedly made similar proclamations regarding Death Stranding earlier in 2019. Kojima Productions’ latest has, of course, been confirmed for release on Microsoft Windows next year.
Sony, perhaps to its detriment, hinted earlier in the year that it may need to lean into a “wider install base” with some of its titles. This has led to all sorts of speculation regarding first-party releases, not aided by conversions of popular PlayStation funded projects like Detroit: Become Human. The insinuation, with regards to Aloy’s inaugural outing, is that Guerrilla Games’ Decima Engine must already be optimised for PC if Hideo Kojima’s latest is making the jump.
However, this seems highly unlikely to us. The Japanese giant has always been eager to outline the importance of exclusives, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is by far one of its biggest brands these days. To be honest, this feels like optimistic guesswork from where we’re sitting, and the fact that other first-party titles like Days Gone are being caught up in similar rumours suggests that it may merely be a case of wishful thinking. Let’s see what happens in February, though.
[source youtube.com, via resetera.com, gamesradar.com]
pointless article, just for clicks
maybe as part of PSNow on P.C but no way will it get a stand alone P.C release
I'm all up for games to be available in different platforms, the more people play it the better, but honestly if this happens I'm just going to build a good Pc. Exclusives define PlayStation hopefully it stays that way.
@Amppari Thanks for the feedback, I'm sorry you feel that way. I'd just counter that this has been a popular topic of discussion all day on forums and social media, and we wouldn't be serving our purpose by ignoring it.
We've attempted to add context to the story by explaining where the rumour comes from and sharing some of our insight on it. Thanks for reading.
@Amppari Not as pointless as your regurgitated comments of said articles.
People forget that Death Stranding was (quietly) confirmed for PC years ago. Though I do think Horizon will be on PC next year...on PS Now.
That insider must be thirsty for clicks.
I thought Death Stranding was announced for the PC right when it was first announced. I don't believe this rumour. Detroit was a different situation. Never say never i guess
Shawn Laden said that they will bring Multiplayer games of First-Party studios to PC because Multiplayer games need more Players but he confirmed not every games of every genre... so basically its just a false Rumor!
he said they "must" support PlayStation by their first-party Studios...
and for Dead Stranding rumor, not just this but multi sources said it will come to PC! beside that, when they established Kojima Productions, in the first Interview they confirmed that their project will come to PC eventually
yes, in first interview they Confirmed that Dead Stranding will come to PC eventually...
Don't expect this to happen (Sony, like Nintendo, tends to be protective of its first-party exclusives), but it'd be nice if it did. I'd love to play Horizon at 60fps with gyro aiming for the bow.
With my luck, it'd be an Epic exclusive, though.
They said February doesn't God of war leave ps now next month iam willing to bet that horizon zero Dawn is one of the next ps now games for a few months before they change it up again
That makes me think of the guy who 'correctly' predicted a ps4 slim and therefore was taken seriously when he predicted ps5 launching in 2018
The reason sony make horizon zd is to make people enter playstation ecosystem, so you spend money for 3rd party games, accessories, psplus/psnow subs, etc.
The only way I could see this happening is to help promote the PS5 if HZD:2 is a launch title.
Only way I can see it is if it replaces GoW for a limited window on PS Now.
That would be pretty cool, as even if that is the case the studio is still Sony's so it's not such a major loss - if anything it expands the audience. Exclusives do sell consoles, but after about 2 years the majority of exclusives have basically sold what they will and some being brought to other markets can help boost them again for a time.
It's not happening. This is just some random russian youtuber with no credibility.
Boost the popularity? It sold more than 10 millions copies, it's already sky high at this point, there is no need to boost it.
Also a February release date? It would have been revealed months ago if that was the case.
It seems both Sony and MS are more willing than ever to part with at least some (Sony) or most (MS) of their exclusives this gen. To be honest I find that puzzling, as exclusives have always attracted gamers to given platforms. I'll stick with Playstation though, even though I have a decent gaming PC. Simple reason: I love PS exclusives and having all my games in one store! I hate the fragmentation of PC storefronts.
Having said that, I don't believe Sony will let go of one of its best exclusives for PS4. Doesn't make sense, unless on PS Now, as others have said.
Again death stranding and Detroit are games from studios NOT owned by Sony. (Death stranding was always going to pc as well btw)
That's the key difference.
The only way this could happen is via PSnow and only for a limited time just like GOW.
Death Stranding was originally announced to come to PC as well as PS4, right from the start. It was only a year or so later they stopped mentioning it.
@Amppari well it always seems to work for you 😂
Sounds like a tall(neck) order to me.
So a no name russian youtubers opinion is enough for articles on here now?
The crumside of youtube weirdos out there are predicting crazy and wild theories every day which are 99% of time false, stop giving these morons attention.
Would be fine with me. I want as many people as possible to play this amazing game.
Nude Aloy mod incoming
The studio is owned by Sony, I doubt this will happen.
@get2sammyb Don't be influenced by him, you did honest job with the article and it wasn't a clickbait at all.
This could work well for Sony, If they released this 6 months before HZD-2 was to release on the PS5 it could drive PS5 sales. The benefit of exclusives is lost over time. Not many people will be buying PS5 to play HZD-1 but by releasing on PC it could drive sales by creating interest from a untapped market.
I hope it don't :-/ A Exclusive should be a Exclusive or SONY might as well change their name to Microsoft.
If they were to release all of their exclusives on PC I'd have no reason to buy a Playstation again. That's the exact same reason why I will never buy an Xbox cause it has nothing like the Switch or Playstation since literally every exclusive they had is on PC. It's a stupid move and they shouldn't do it unless they want to kill their console off.
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