Rumor: Horizon Forbidden West Delayed to 2022

The Horizon Forbidden West release date might be a bit further out than we first hoped.

Two new rumors point to a Horizon Forbidden West delay that will push the game into 2022. The game was originally scheduled for a late 2021 release and featured prominently during a recent Sony State of Play.

The first rumor comes from GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb. He said in an episode of the GiantBomb podcast (thanks Video Games Chronicle) that Sony was planning to slide Forbidden West into 2022 and make the announcement during a new State of Play in September.

The focus would be on the releases scheduled for the remainder of 2021 to boost positivity before releasing the delay news. Grubb cited access to "performance capture and talent" as a chief problem in development.

Bloomberg's Jason Schreier said a source "familiar with the situation" told him a similar story, that Sony will delay Horizon Forbidden West until 2022.

However, Schreier also said "the pandemic has also provided a cover for developers to bump games that were facing obstacles regardless," suggesting Guerrilla has encountered other problems aside from just access to motion capture and voice talent.

We'll just have to wait and see. 

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jul. 30th 2021

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