Horizon Forbidden West was shown off last week, and it looks to feature robot war elephants and holographic umbrellas.
Now, some new details of its gameplay have emerged. In an interview with Game Informer, game director Mathijs de Jonge said, “There is also the free climbing that we added… you are now completely free to climb anywhere, on any rocks or mountains or cliffs.”
Horizon Zero Dawn was released in 2017, the same year as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it looks as though developer Guerilla Games has taken some inspiration from Nintendo’s masterwork. There is also, as we noted last week, the “shield wing,” which seems a lot like the Link’s paraglider.
Along with the traversal upgrades, Horizon Forbidden West is set to support a 60 frames-per-second on PlayStation 5. This was confirmed in an interview with Julien Chièze (via ResetEra).
Horizon Forbidden West is currently scheduled for release on PS5 and PS4 this year—though this may, of course, change.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios, said, “For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.”
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- Horizon Forbidden West delayed to February 2023, Horizon Zero Dawn gets 60fps update
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- Horizon Forbidden West Will Now Offer Free PS4 to PS5 Upgrade, Sony Confirms
- Horizon Forbidden West Will Now Have A Free Upgrade Between The PlayStation 4 And PlayStation 5 Versions
- Horizon Forbidden West Will Offer Free PS4-to-PS5 Upgrades After All
- Sony Reverses Position on Horizon Forbidden West Free PS5 Upgrade
- Horizon Forbidden West PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Will Be Free But Sony’s Future First-Party Games’ Upgrades Will Cost $10
- Horizon Forbidden West video features 14 minutes of gameplay footage
- Here’s 14 minutes of gorgeous Horizon Forbidden West gameplay on PlayStation 5 • Eurogamer.net