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.