The rumor that has circled the internet for a while now has finally been confirmed. Yes, Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC from an interview from PlayStation.blog with Hermen Hulst, head of Worldwide Studios and former managing director of Guerrilla.
“Yes, I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer…. There will be more information coming from Guerrilla, from the new studio directors [Michiel van der Leeuw, JB van Beek, and Angie Smets] pretty soon.”
Xbox has made its stance on PC gaming by its crossplay services and straight-up porting some titles like Sunset Overdrive. Sony Interactive Entertainment, on the other hand, has stuck to its guns by keeping PlayStation exclusives to the consoles. It brings up the big question about what others might follow Guerrilla’s robot dinosaur adventure. Hulst does not lock the idea away from more first-party games coming to keyboard and mouse users, but it does not seem likely.
“Sure. I think it’s important that we stay open to new ideas of how to introduce more people to PlayStation, and show people maybe what they’ve been missing out on,” he told PlayStation.Blog. “And to maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC. In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.”
Evidence does point to this possibility, but no confirmation has been made from Sony or its first-party developers. A job listing for a graphics programmer does point to Naughty Dog working on something for PC, which started up a rumor that The Last of Us Part II could come due to a requirement for applicants to have a “thorough understanding of current GPU architectures (AMD GCN, NVIDIA CUDA).”
The release of Horizon Zero Dawn to PC will mean its DLC will come along too. This includes:
- The Frozen Wilds expansion
- Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
- Carja Trader Pack
- Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
- Banuk Traveller Pack
- Nora Keeper Pack
Guerrilla’s open-world adventure exclusive released on Feb. 28, 2017, to critical and commercial success. It currently has an 89 on Metacritic, and for what we thought, be sure to read our Horizon Zero Dawn review.