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Sony today unveiled 14 minutes of Horizon Forbidden West gaming at the State of Play presentation, which you can see above.
Forbidden West has not been announced for PC, but we have good reason to believe that it will finally reach our favorite platform. Horizon: Zero Dawn was a former PlayStation exclusive that hit PC three years after its console debut and had admirable performance. According to a Sony Investor presentation, the Horizon PC port gave the company a 250% return about his investment, that is, he gave Sony a very good reason to do it all again.
And he did it again with Days Gone, which had its own successful PC debut a few weeks ago. We'll also get a PC version of Uncharted 4, according to the same presentation from investors, which is basically like Nintendo announcing that Mario would come to the damn computer.
We feel pretty confident assuming that the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel will also hit PC someday, though probably years after it hits PlayStation 5 sometime in 2021.
The State of Play debuted 14 minutes of play and looks pretty nice. I’m getting flashbacks to the old Crysis vegetation technology demonstrations with the lush look of Forbidden West. The leaves are green and numerous.
We also got a quick survey of some additions and changes to Horizon's gameplay. Mounted combat seems like a big problem, now enemies assemble machines, from small dino robbers to huge robbery mammoths. Climbing and fighting seem to be more closely integrated, with Aloy exploding arrows as the walls sink. Now there is also a glider, because every game needs a glider in this post Breath of the Wild world.
Underwater navigation seems to be a marquee feature, both as part of the usual exploration of the open world and for stealth combat purposes. As expected, we will get some combat additions, such as special moves and new gear. My favorite is the Goop launcher. Aloy fires a nasty pod at the mammoth and it explodes, causing the works.
Overall, it looks like a safe sequel, which expands naturally without completely redesigning the original Horizon. I’m looking forward to playing it with the mouse, I hope some time before I turn 40.