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News video games 28 May 2021, 14:09

author: Adrian Werner

Horizon Forbidden West on Visual Comparisons With the Prequel

You may be wondering how much visual progress Horizon: Forbidden West will offer compared to the first part. Videos attempting to answer this question have appeared online.

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Genre: action game
  • Platforms: PS5, PS4
  • Release Date: unknown

Yesterday we seen the new episode of State of Play. Its main attraction was an extensive gameplay presentation of Horizon: Forbidden West. It took only a few hours for visual comparisons with the sequel, Horizon: Zero Dawn, to appear on the web.

There are two things to keep in mind when watching the video posted below. Firstly, the gameplay from State of Play shows Horizon: Forbidden West on PS5. That said, the game will also be released on PlayStation 4, and it's hard to predict how much worse it will look on the older console. Secondly, the gameplay footage from the sequel came from an early version and many elements may still change.

Despite these reservations, the videos are worthy of attention. Their authors managed to put together fairly similar scenes, including fragments with the same characters. It's clear that the sequel will offer more detail and more advanced lighting.

It is worth mentioning that Horizon: Forbidden West's presentation at the State of Play lacked the release date. After the event, Guerrilla Games addressed this on Twitter. The developers explained that they are currently unable to reveal the date. However, they assured that work is progressing as planned and they should be able to give some details on the matter soon.

  1. Horizon: Forbidden West - official website
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn - game guide

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.