It was one of the first PlayStation 5 video games to be released but practically since then, we have hardly heard from Horizon: Forbidden West. Just a few weeks ago a trailer of just a few seconds dedicated to showing the technical benefits of PS5 suggested that this long-awaited adventure game would go on sale in 2021, without going into more details, but now the end of 2021 has been mentioned in a article dedicated to reviewing the future of PlayStation.
Some of the most important directors of PlayStation participate in this special of Wired , and among them is the former director of Guerrilla Games, Hermen Hulst, current director of the PlayStation studios, who confesses that he has already had the opportunity to see Horizon Forbidden West ” after seven or eight months. ” The manager does not provide more details but they have reported how difficult it has been to shape this video game over the past year, with the entire team working from home.
This situation led them to send recording equipment to the voice actors so that, from their homes, they could continue working. The motion capture was even worse, because they did not have access to the California-based studio they always resort to, so they ended up moving the equipment to Amsterdam, to a space designed expressly for that purpose. They have also highlighted the benefits of the streaming service PlayStation Now. “Seeing that first gameplay test using PlayStation was a huge relief,” says current Guerrilla director Angie Smets.
Another curious detail has to do with the use of the PS5 DualSense. Although the game is also planned for PS4, Smets has stressed that “if you want to bet on stealth in a combat situation, and you go into the tall grass, you will be able to feel those leaves [in your hands]”. There has been no more in-depth talk about what is one of the most anticipated games on PlayStation. It remains to wait for a possible new State of Play to know details of this and other great PlayStation 5 games.