Jeff Grubb's reports were confirmed Bloomberg's Jason Schreier. He reached out to a person familiar with the development of Horizon: Forbidden West who admitted that the game's release will be delayed to the first quarter of 2022. Now we have to wait for the official announcement from Sony.
Popular game journalist Jeff Grubb suggested in the latest episode of the GrubbSnax podcast (available for a fee here) that Horizon: Forbidden West from Guerrilla Games may be delayed. The title was expected to be released on PS4 and PS5 around Christmas this year, but the lack of a tangible release date for the game at the State of Play show in May 2021 has the community worried. Game's director Mathijs de Jonge did offer some reassurance to the fans, saying that the sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn is nearing completion, but it's possible that we'll have to wait until 2022 to see the return of the post-apocalyptic world.
Jeff Grubb indicates that he's not sure about this information - these are just rumors that have reached him. At the same time journalist quite clearly outlined the scenario in which the delay concerning Horizon: Forbidden West would be revealed during the September edition of State of Play. His words correspond, to some extent, with the June statement by Herman Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios. According to him, Guerrilla Games was on track to deliver its new game in December two months ago, but it couldn't be confirmed 100% at the time.
This would mean that Horizon: Forbidden West will share the fate of the sequel to God of Warwhose release was delayed to next year. Anyway, there's no need to cry, only wait for the official announcement from the developers. I think we all agree that the 9th-gen consoles need some real hits.