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Horizon Zero Dawn confirmed for PC, coming later this year

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If I may insert myself into this news piece for a second, I’m very excited that people who don’t actually own a PS4 will be able to experience the best parts of Horizon Zero Dawn and then go back to playing the actual game. While whisperings of an eventual PC port have been making the rounds for some time now and while we were all fairly sure the leaks were true it’s certainly nice to have confirmation that HZD is in fact coming to PC later this year. The game already has a Steam page although any kind of information on the port is sparse if that’s your only source.

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“Yes, I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer,” said Herman Hulst, the current president of Worldwide Studios over at Sony.

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.

Hulst was also quick to confirm that Horizon is the exception, not the rule:

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.

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This announcement comes just a few months after previously thought-to-be PlayStation 4 exclusive Death Stranding was confirmed to be making it’s way to PC on both Steam and The Epic Games Store. Whether this spells a new direction for Sony’s exclusives is still yet to be seen although with more companies taking the route of establishing “ecosystems” and “environments” around their products, I can envision a future were Sony slowly starts dripping their previous exclusives onto other platforms.

Last Updated: March 11, 2020

19 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    March 11, 2020 at 10:49

    Awesome game, enjoy.

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  2. Pieter Kruger

    March 11, 2020 at 10:31

    Brilliant! I hope it does very well on PC so even more exclusives may follow….?

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 11, 2020 at 10:49

      Too obvious.

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      March 12, 2020 at 18:44

      Not sure if serious…. 😛

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  3. D@rCF0g

    March 11, 2020 at 10:43

    Definitely worth the play, and if it looked amazing on a standard PS4, there is no doubt in my mind that it will be gorgeous on a high-end PC!

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  4. CrAiGiSh

    March 11, 2020 at 12:02

    Special or nothing … XD

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  5. MaSeKind

    March 11, 2020 at 13:21

    Really excited for this.

    I actually saw a Tweet this morning of a guy loosing his shit and breaking stuff because this is now coming to PC. I actually thought that stuff was just a joke, but these people are mad AF. He says that all the years of being a PS fan has now been a waste because one game is not an exclusive anymore XD

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    • Guz

      March 11, 2020 at 13:39

      Wow did he not have his baby formula this morning xD

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      • MaSeKind

        March 11, 2020 at 13:53

        The funny thing is I went back on his Twitter feed and he really seems to want to be sponsored by PS/Sony or something. It’s very pro-PS tweets and he seems to be very desperate to get some attention because of his “love” of the Playstation. Very bizarre, yet hilarious

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        • Guz

          March 11, 2020 at 14:09

          Sounds like he’s be “console-zoned” and now he’s pissed other people get to get some of that action xD

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        • Guz

          March 11, 2020 at 14:09

          Sounds like he’s been “console-zoned” and now he’s pissed other people get to get some of that action xD

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      March 12, 2020 at 18:36

      lol, some people are just developmentally and emotionally impaired. Just ignore him, Real gamers would be ecstatic if others experience great games too. They wouldn’t want to gatekeep.

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  6. Guz

    March 11, 2020 at 13:39

    This make me happy, now if God of war could also…..

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    • MaSeKind

      March 11, 2020 at 13:53

      Hell yeah!

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  7. cloudzn

    March 12, 2020 at 09:14

    Unfortunately I am 1 of the few that does not agree with this, my reason is simple you buy a console for the exclusive titles. If 1st party titles are going to come to pc eventually as a complete edition and at a lower price then why did i spend so much on a ps4 pro, another 5grand i could have gotten a good gaming pc

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    • Jonah Cash

      March 12, 2020 at 18:06

      I understand your sentiment, but you won’t be buying a good gaming pc for R5 000… Also this is brilliant marketing by Sony. If they release HZD 2 with the PS5, many a PC player that played and enjoyed it will have to think hard about buying a PS5, not the other way around.

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        March 12, 2020 at 18:44

        That’s what I was thinking as well, this is clearly a clever way to lure PC gamers to PS5. Sometimes you have to lighten your stranglehold on exclusives.

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        • The Bandsaw Vigilante

          March 21, 2020 at 22:04

          Precisely. Sony will still have “AAA” exclusives like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Part II, and the God of War series going forward on PS4/PS5, so folks should simply think of the PC version of Zero Dawn as a one-off “tempter”/sampler to get folks enticed into coming over to Sony’s platform.

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    • WickedMONK3Y

      March 13, 2020 at 13:57

      It was exclusive from 2017 to 2020 and there is nothing wrong with releasing it on a new platform as the original release platform nears the end of its life. They are just trying to get a bit of extra cash from the game/franchise instead of it dying with the previous platform. Makes a lot of business sense and is also epic marketing “Hey PC players look at what you missed out on. Buy a console next gen and look at the kinds of games you can expect!” So Sony is opening a sliver of the wall so that you can peak into the garden and want to see more. Microsoft opened the gates wide and people enter and leave as they want, with beer left everywhere and half naked women draped over chairs drunk and passed out, clothes everywhere and dudes folded over asleep from too much bong. So the PS games still have that air of exclusivity, and this is just the pill to get more people hooked on the drug.

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