First announced last year for release in 2016, Sony and Guerrilla Games revealed today that Horizon Zero Dawn will now be available on February 28, 2017 in North America and March 1, 2017 in Europe for PlayStation 4.
A delay was first reported back in April, and Guerrilla Games Managing Director Hermen Hulst confirmed it today, explaining that the delay will give them more time to fully deliver on their vision for Horizon:
It wasn’t an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it. However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn.
We realize that this decision may not please everyone. At the same time, we’re confident that the advantages of the additional development time afforded by the new date will become clear in the coming months, as we start to share more cool details and videos from Horizon Zero Dawn. We really, really appreciate your patience and continued support, and look forward to bringing you the best game we possibly can in February 2017.
In the new trailer, Guerrilla Games focuses on Aloy, the lead character in Horizon Zero Dawn.
As a reminder, Sony’s E3 2016 press conference happens on Monday, June 13, at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
What do you think of they delay?