One of the most promising upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives is Horizon Zero Dawn from Killzone developer Guerrilla Games. The breathtakingly beautiful game is set in a world with a bizarre mix of futuristic tech and primal societies. The vast empires of humanity have long since collapsed, and robotic dinosaurs roam the world. It’s been quite awhile since we’ve received any substantial updates on the game, and its release window is a wide-open “2016.”
According to an industry insider who goes by shinobi602 on Twitter and NeoGAF, however, the upcoming game has been delayed to early 2017, and it will be able to take advantage of the
4K-compatible PlayStation Neo that is reported to be in development. Although this should be considered a rumor, shinobi602 holds some weight when it comes to leaks, and especially involving this particular game, as he leaked the existence of its robot dinosaurs and its red-headed female protagonist over a year before it was unveiled at E3 2015.
After tweeting out the above revelation, shinobi602 found himself flooded with complaints from people assuming that the game would run poorly on regular PlayStation 4 models. In response, he clarified his initial statement.
“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.
“Just to clarify.”
So far there hasn’t been any official announcement of a delay from Sony or Guerrilla Games, but then again they still haven’t officially acknowledged that PlayStation Neo exists. It’s very possible that we won’t hear anything concrete until E3 in June.
Well…Horizon: Zero Dawn's getting delayed to early 2017 from what I'm told.
Going to look splendid on PS4k though.
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 20, 2016