Horizon Zero Dawn PC Launch Date Confirmed
In general, society views competition as a positive experience and influence. While passion in the heat of the moment can lead to questionable impulses, competition teaches work ethic, camaraderie, and respect. But under certain circumstances, competition can be detrimental. For example, rivalry among video game companies normally manifests in the form of console exclusives. This result precludes large segments of the community from experiencing iconic games. Yet on Friday, Guerrilla Games took a major step towards inclusion by announcing the Horizon Zero Dawn PC release date. Let’s dive in.
The Break of Dawn
Locked behind the exclusivity of the PlayStation 4, Horizon Zero Dawn PC rumors surfaced in 2020. However, many fans and critics remained skeptical. Even the surprise release of Persona 4 Golden on Steam a few weeks ago did little to boost player’s confidence. But on Friday, Guerrilla Games dispelled the rumors by confirming that HZD is coming to both Steam and the Epic Games Store. Not only did Guerilla confirm the release date for August 7th, but they also revealed PC-exclusive details.
- HZD will support ultra-wide display settings, which is beneficial for players with premium monitors.
- Frame rates are unlocked and can exceed 60fps.
- Guerrilla redesigned the foliage with dynamic realism that responds to Aloy’s movements and environmental changes.
- Players can customize the graphic settings in more detail than the PlayStation 4 version.
- Controller mapping is much more extensive.
- The new bench-marking tool allows players to test graphics settings for optimum performance.
Overall, the port of Horizon Zero Dawn to PC appears to be the definitive way to play the game. While we are shocked that PlayStation allowed Guerrilla Games to port the critically acclaimed title, fans should be excited that more players will be able to experience the game.
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