Image: Guerrilla Games

It’s official: Sony has begun bringing its highly coveted PlayStation exclusives to the PC platform.

Guerrilla Games’s action RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn, appeared on Steam today with a tentative release date of “Summer 2020.” This happens to be the Complete Edition, which includes The Frozen Wilds expansion.

Needless to say, this is extremely exciting news for PC gamers who have expressed interest in Sony’s first-party titles but weren’t sure whether exclusives were enough to justify the purchase of a console.

Unfortunately, Horizon Zero Dawn’s Steam page doesn’t elaborate on what kind of improvements have been made to the PC port. There’s a handful of screenshots available, but they were “captured from a PlayStation 4 Pro,” so they may not accurately represent just how great the PC version will look.

Image: Guerrilla Games

That said, the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition should serve as the definitive version of the game. Expect your typical perks, such as native 4K resolution, higher/uncapped frame rates, and keyboard+mouse support.

The Steam version of Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will include the following content:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
  • Carja Trader Pack
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
  • Banuk Traveller Pack
  • Nora Keeper Pack

In an interview posted at the official PlayStation Blog, Head of Worldwide Studios Hermen Hulst suggested that Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC port was a unique case. Many first-party PlayStation titles could remain console exclusive.

PlayStation Blog: PlayStation is no stranger to publishing titles on the PC, but Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the largest games to make that leap. Is there anything you would say to PlayStation fans? What does it mean for the future?

Hermen Hulst: Sure. 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.

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. In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.

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3 Comments

  1. Great news. I’m glad it’s finally been officially confirmed. Just bummed it’ll be a few more months before I can play.

  2. I’ve been putting off playing this one on my PS4 for awhile now – glad I waited!

    C’mon TLoU next!

  3. Fucking awesome. Can’t believe I’m seeing it. I played it on a borrowed PS4 back in 2017 already, and last year when I got my own PS4 I bought the complete edition of the game for 10 bucks. I doubt I’ll play through the game again on PC, but it’s damn nice to see a Sony 2nd-party game on PC. I really could have fucking used mouse aim and 60fps+ back when I played the game. In one summer Guerrilla Games’ engine will show up twice on PC. Interesting. I know they’ve expressed an interest in bringing their stuff to PC before, and their engine has been running on their in-house PCs, but it was Sony’s call for a retail game. I’m surprised what Sony ended up deciding. Yeah it’s been 3 years but I didn’t think we’d ever see it on PC at all. I do wonder if they will be allowing any of their other games to come to PC.

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