Horizon Zero Dawn goes gold and shows off a sexy Collector’s Edition

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I have decided to take new meaning to the term “going gold”. It used to mean that the discs were pressed and the game was complete. Now we know that developers will continue to work on their games even after launch, producing day one patches and continual patches in the months that follow. I’ve decided that I’m okay with that – going gold doesn’t mean what it used to. What it does mean, though, is that the game won’t be seeing any more delays, that it really is pretty much done and will launch on the date we’ve been told. So yay – at the end of the month, Horizon Zero Dawn will be available for us to play.

But wait, there is much more good news. First of all, thanks to a recent preview event we have even more cool info about the game. This includes the fact that camp fires need to be discovered but then serve as save and fast travel points, as well as further details about the skills trees that will allow people to make Aloy into a stealthy killer or a tank. Here is 20 minutes of open world gameplay for those who want to watch more:

With the game launching so soon, it’s time to decide which version of the game you’ll be getting. I love a good Collector’s Edition, and thanks to my years spent studying in The Netherlands, I also have a soft spot for a Dutch accent. That’s why this video unboxing of the Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition makes me so happy:

Hot damn that is a gorgeous looking Collector’s Edition. The steel book (with the game, in case you were wondering based on recent trends), art book and statue are all so lovingly made. I really shouldn’t have watched this video – I want this now!

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Our wait is almost over. I am so glad that February is such a short month simply because it means that Horizon Zero Dawn is almost upon us. Are you going to be grabbing this at launch, or are your eyes (and wallets) set on one of the other fantastic games launching during the same window?

Last Updated: February 1, 2017

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • konfab

    I have to save my new game money for Mass Effect: Andromeda ๐Ÿ™

    If Bioware suddenly cancelled ME:A I would get this game in a heartbeat.

  • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    My PS4 needs Aloy inside it… like now.

  • No Mans Sky also went gold… never forgetti!

    • lol true

    • Hammersteyn

      forgetti? now I want spaghetti

      • Spongebob episode reference ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Hammersteyn


  • Hat damn, I need this game! Who needs to eat I ask? WHO!?

    • Hammersteyn

      I can survive without food, but leave the beer alone!

  • Original Heretic

    The more we find out about this game, the more it make me think that it’s some kind of 3rd person Farcry game.
    Still, that’s not a bad thing. Didn’t play Primal, but 3 and 4 were loads of fun.

    • Nikola

      Primal was actually awesome prefered it to 4!!

      • Your face is wrong! *runs

        • Hammersteyn

          That’s what happens when one blocks punches with ones head

  • MonsterCheddar

    This game is absolutely gorgeous. Such a shame that its a PS exclusive. Damn.

    *Sits bawling in corner like a little brat.

  • Nikola

    God this looks amazing can’t wait to play it:)

    • Hammersteyn

      I hope the hype is worth it. A few games burned me last year

      • Nikola

        Me too:) Let’s hope for the best hahaha

  • Making a Collectors Edition for a new IP is as bad as calling a hat from a new IP “Iconic”.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Damn!! That detail on that statue… I must have it!!

  • Viper_ZA

    Saw some frame drops on the standard PS4 — hoping it will not be an annoyance :/

  • Hammersteyn

    Is that plastic fur? Oh no here comes PETA….. no seriously look…… yeah okay, worst bluff ever.

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