Horizon Zero Dawn for PC gets first trailer and August release date
Despite formerly being a PlayStation exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn will be released on PC this summer with an unlocked frame rate.
In what could end up being a milestone event for Sony, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be released for PC on 7 August.
The game will be available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, although it’s considerably cheaper on Steam, at £32.99 to £39.99.
The new version will support a range of PC exclusive options, such as an unlocked frame rate, improved reflections, dynamic foliage, and ultra wide monitor support.
The contents will be the same as the Complete Edition released for the PlayStation 4, which contains the DLC expansion The Frozen Wilds.
However, there’ll also be range of smaller DLC add-ons, including the Carja Storm Ranger Outfit, Carja Mighty Bow, Carja Trader Pack, Banuk Trailblazer Outfit, Banuk Culling Bow, Banuk Traveller Pack, and Nora Keeper Pack.
The biggest question about the release though is simply… why? Or at least why now? Sony’s first party games only being available on PlayStation consoles have become an increasingly important selling point this generation, especially when compared to Microsoft’s recent line-up.
Given its age, Horizon Zero Dawn being on PC isn’t going to change anything but if it’s merely an experiment, and the plan is to release most or all new PlayStation 5 games on PC, then that drastically changes the nature of Sony’s video games business.
Despite rumours about various upcoming titles though, Sony has not yet announced any new PC titles. So for now it’s just a case of waiting to see if this is a one-off or not.
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