Horizon Zero Dawn Coming to PC
Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is no longer a PS4 exclusive, as the game is reportedly coming to PC later this year.
Horizon Zero Dawn has served as one of this generation’s most highly-received new properties, and it’s gone on to sell millions of copies for the PS4. Sony is reportedly tasking their Guerilla Games studio with porting the game to the Epic Game Store as well as Steam. The move makes sense, given that the game has been available for three years and has likely reached peak saturation on the PS4 platform. This move would then give Sony access to a new slate of customers that are willing to shell out $59.99 for the title.
This would be the first first-party Sony game being ported to a different platform that the PlayStation brand. The company did serve as a publisher for Quantic Dreams and saw Heavy Rain, Detroit: Become Human, and Beyond: Two Souls ported to PC last year, but those weren’t Sony-owned titles.
Of course, there will likely be some improvements for a PC version of the game, as certain rigs are capable of running the game in native 4K with frame rates in excess of 60 FPS. The PS4 Pro version of the game upscaled graphics to 4K, but ran at a locked 30 FPS.
It’s been speculated that gaming companies will be working to become platform agnostic, allowing their properties on more than just the console they own. Whether or not that’s true isn’t known, but this step definitely shows that Sony is open to the idea.