Last year, Guerilla Games announced that Horizon Forbidden West would launch in 2021. It looks like there’s a chance that it’s not happening after all. A new report indicates that the game, like many others, will get pushed back to 2022 instead.
The report comes courtesy of Bloomberg, which says that Horizon Forbidden West will instead be coming in the first quarter of 2022. As you’d expect, the possible delay is attributed to the production challenges brought about by COVID-19 and the various lockdown measures to slow down its spread.
This new report corroborates a previous claim by GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, who mentioned the possible delay on his Giant Bomb show. Though at the time, Grubb said that the delay was merely likely. On the other hand, Jason Schreier of Bloomberg says that “it is decided and delayed”.
I am telling you it is decided and delayed.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 30, 2021
According to VGC, Grubb attributed the delay of Horizon Forbidden West, alongside the unnamed sequel to the 2018 God of War, to “difficulty accessing performance capture and talent”. He also claims that Sony Interactive Entertainment will instead have a State of Play stream in September to make up for the delay.
On one hand, it looks like this year will not be getting as many games as we were previously told by the many publishers. But on the other, 2022 looks to be jam-packed.