Well, it’s official: we won’t see Aloy’s new adventures in Horizon Forbidden West until next year.

Horizon Forbidden West concept art.
The robo-pterodactyls will have to wait for another time.

On July 30, 2021; Bloomberg reported that Sony Corp. has officially delayed the release of Horizon Forbidden West. This long-awaited sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn for both the PS4 and PS5 was originally supposed to come out in Q3/Q4 2021. Meaning sometime just before or during the holiday season. The new release date is now sometime in Q1 2022. The report doesn’t get anymore specific than that, but even the most hopeful estimates place it at a delay of a few months at least. At this point, I’m just glad the delay isn’t any longer than that.

Horizon Forbidden West: Forbidden Just a Bit Longer

At least we can still always enjoy this teaser of the gameplay.

There is a silver lining to this dark cloud though. With this delay of a few months at least, the developers of Horizon Forbidden West have that much time to get it right. As well as they should, really. The hype around this game is very real, and it’s no wonder. Look at all of the critical reception Horizon Zero Dawn got back in 2017, as well as the sales figures. It’s no wonder that it’s on the list of top 10 best-selling PS4 games.

Horizon Zero Dawn cover art.
If seeing a robo-T-Rex doesn’t excite you, then you clearly are lacking a heartbeat.

From what we can see in the gameplay trailer, Horizon Forbidden West looks to be shaping up to be another big hit. Maybe it might even end up becoming the PS5’s flagship title. Who knows? For now, though, it’s just one more game to look forward to next year in spring.


Sony officially confirms Horizon Forbidden West is delayed until Q1 2022. You can hear the sighs from fans of Horizon Zero Dawn looking forward to this game for the holidays this year. Look on the bright side though: the devs have that much longer to make this the sci-fi post-apocalyptic video game with robo-dinos on both the PS4 and PS5 we have all been waiting for.

Source: Bloomberg