Horizon Forbidden West looks insane, but it’s easier to appreciate the improvements when they’re presented side-by-side with Horizon Zero Dawn. This excellent visual comparison digs into some of the key changes in the sequel, like facial animations, water, and overall geometry density. The difference is enormous – and the original 2017 title was no slouch at all.
The video does point out that there’s no raytracing in this build, so it’ll be interesting if developer Guerrilla Games is able to add that in prior to release, or if it’s happy with what it’s got for now. It also notes that, due to the compressed nature of the source video, it’s unclear what resolution the release is running at on PS5 – although 4K is expected, of course.