Horizon Forbidden West recently received a fantastic gameplay showcase, and the sequel appears to be shaping up very nicely indeed. However, Guerrilla Games and Sony aren't quite confident enough to nail down a release date just yet. While that information will be coming "very soon", PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst reiterates the game is currently on track.
On the PlayStation Blog, Hulst speaks about the struggles of developing major PS5 and PS4 games over the last 18 months. He admits that development was affected on Forbidden West (and God of War Ragnarok) because of limited access to performance capture and audio recording facilities. Despite any setbacks, Hulst says the Guerrilla sequel is in good shape, but they're not completely out of the woods yet. "For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season," he says, before adding that it "isn’t quite certain yet". He assues that the team is "working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can".
Put simply, Horizon Forbidden West will almost certainly launch towards the end of 2021, but don't be too disappointed if it does slip into next year.