Horizon Zero Dawn was PlayStation’s starlet when the game released in 2017, driving sales for their hardware as well as the game itself. Now, according to an interview with Hermen Hulst, PlayStation Worldwide Studios on Sony’s PlayStation blog, there will be a PC port of Horizon coming this summer.
That’s pretty much all he had to say about a potential release date for the PC version, but he did mention that Guerrilla Games, the developers of Horizon Zero Dawn, will be releasing more information soon.
“I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on.” Hulst said in the interview.
He goes on to comment on other AAA titles from PS4 saying “to maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC.” So, in essence, he says it’s doesn’t necessarily mean that all games would make the jump, but he doesn’t say it’s impossible.
And if you were wondering why this is kind of a big deal, it’s because Horizon Zero Dawn will be the first Sony-developer PS4 exclusive to launch on another platform after release. And considering Horizon is one of the most recognized PS4 games, it’s a big deal. Think Pokèmon coming to the PS4, or maybe Halo on a Nintendo Switch. Something like that.
But to me, this might be a ploy into penetrating the PC market for potential PS5 gamers. Considering that Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best exclusives to date on the PS4, making it available for PC gamers gives them a chance to see the PlayStation exclusive lineup. This could possibly convert them to the PS5 platform in anticipation of more, greater and bigger exclusives. So maybe it isn’t all too innocent as to ‘show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on’.
All this being said, I just need another PS5 update. When are you guys showing us what it looks like!!