Horizon Zero Dawn has been reportedly delayed to early 2017 according to popular industry insider Shinobi602. He revealed this rumor in a recent tweet. While this delay was not unexpected, it did end up as a disappointment after the repeat comments from Sony assuring that the game will hit its 2016 release window.
Horizon Zero Dawn delay was rumored a while back but Guerrilla Games were quick to deny it. Now that we are hearing rumors about PS4K, the delay makes much more sense.
Insider Shinobi went into further details regarding this upcoming delay and stressed that while this delay will result in the game looking much more better on PS4K, it has nothing to do with the original PS4 hardware. The game is targeting the hardware for PS4 and while we might expect better resolution/frame rate on PS4K, the graphics will be identical on both platforms.
Yikes, I suppose I’ll chime in since that was taken way farther than I thought. Honestly it was just a general comment, obviously the whole point of the 4k is better looking games, that’s all I meant. It was never meant as a “It’ll run like ass on the PS4” chide. This is Guerrilla we’re talking about. Vast majority of this game’s development has been on the PS4. They’ve always done well in the performance department. I don’t think there’s a reason to fear for anything.
Horizon Zero Dawn is also confirmed for a showcase at E3 so expect the delay to be announced there along with new gameplay footage. The last we heard of the game was at E3 2015 where it was revealed along with a 2016 release window.