Guerilla Games has announced a release date for Horizon Forbidden West at Gamescom during the Opening Night Live event. The game was previously planned for a late 2021 release, but recent rumours of a delay were confirmed during the event, as the new release date is set for 18 February 2022.

Horizon Forbidden West receives new release date after delay rumours making the rounds

Mathijs de Jonge, Game Director at Guerrilla Games, shared details, including that Horizon Forbidden West has passed a major milestone and is now in the final stage of development. However, due to the work-from-home and pandemic situations that still continue, the team has had to adjust to new workflows, protocols and other challenges. The new delay gives the team the chance to polish the game and hit the quality level they continue to strive for.

Pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West are going live on 2 September 2021, and will finally be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 18 February 2022.

Fan requested PS5 patch for Horizon Zero Dawn

In the meantime, players will be able to jump back into Horizon Zero Dawn with a new upgrade for PlayStation 5. After plenty of requests from fans, Guerrilla Games has finally released an Enhanced Performance Patch for Horizon Zero Dawn. The patch, which is now live to download, will give players a 60 FPS target. It also brings forth a fix regarding streaming performance issues and removed the Graphics Mode option from the visual settings for PS5 consoles. The patch is free for all PlayStation 5 players, so if you haven't played, finished, or platinumed the game yet - this might just be the perfect excuse to get back at it!