It looks like the rumors of Horizon: Zero Dawn getting delayed have turned out to be true, as developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that the game will no longer be launching in 2016. The game will now launch in February 2017, which was revealed in a new trailer that you can check out at the bottom of this post.
Here’s what they said regarding the delay:
“As you can see in the trailer, we’ve decided to push the release date for Horizon Zero Dawn to February 28, 2017. 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.”
They end by saying that “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.”
Horizon: Zero Dawn is being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4 by Guerilla Games, making it their first new developed IP since Killzone in 2004.