Guerilla Games has confirmed that its Playstation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has been delayed to early 2017.
Horizon Zero Dawn was initially expected to release sometime in 2016, but will now release on Feb. 28, 2017 in North America and Mar. 01, 2017 in Europe.
Horizon Zero Dawn Delayed to 2017
Writing on the Playstation Blog, Guerilla Games’ Managing Director Hermen Hulst said that the game’s delay was not an easy choice. He said that the studio wanted to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn live up to the visuals and gameplay quality that Guerilla Games’ titles are known for which led to a delay:
As you can see in the trailer, we’ve decided to push the release date for Horizon Zero Dawn to February 28, 2017. It wasn’t an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it. However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn.
He continued saying that the advantages of additional development time will become clear in future and the developers will continue to share more details:
We realize that this decision may not please everyone. At the same time, we’re confident that the advantages of the additional development time afforded by the new date will become clear in the coming months, as we start to share more cool details and videos from Horizon Zero Dawn. We really, really appreciate your patience and continued support, and look forward to bringing you the best game we possibly can in February 2017.
Guerilla Games has also launched a new gameplay trailer dubbed Aloy’s Journey Trailer. The trailer explores our protagonist’s past and her destiny. You can check out the trailer attached above and share your impressions with us in the comments section below!