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Horizon Forbidden West: The Walls Between Platforms Crumble as Aloy Returns

Once upon a time, the gaming world had clear-cut divisions. PC gamers reveled in strategy games and CRPGs, PlayStation owners indulged in Japanese ban...

Levi Winslow Jan 25, 2024
Horizon Forbidden West: The Walls Between Platforms Crumble as Aloy Returns


Once upon a time, the gaming world had clear-cut divisions. PC gamers reveled in strategy games and CRPGs, PlayStation owners indulged in Japanese bangers, Nintendo enthusiasts had Mario and Zelda, and Xbox fans boasted about Blinx: The Time Sweeper (making everyone else green with envy).

But oh, how the times have changed! Nowadays, with the exception of Nintendo, games are breaking free from their platform shackles and spreading like wildfire. And now, brace yourselves, because Horizon Forbidden West is about to conquer new territory with its imminent PC release. Mark your calendars, folks, as Nixxes port studio has set the launch date for March 21!

Forbidden West is the highly anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, a game that made its PC debut in 2020. This time around, Aloy embarks on new adventures in a post-apocalyptic world teeming with robo-dinosaurs. Upon its PlayStation release, the game received critical acclaim for its stunning visuals, captivating story, and exhilarating combat.

The PC version, slated for March, will be the Complete Edition, bundled with a treasure trove of bonuses, add-ons, doodads, and gewgaws. Among the most exciting additions is the Burning Shores expansion, which introduces a fresh new area to explore and a thrilling storyline to unravel.

But wait, there's more! Nixxes has promised a plethora of PC-specific technical delights for this version of the game. Brace yourselves for unlocked framerates, the latest DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology in the form of DLSS 3 (alongside AMD FSR and Intel XeSS), and DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) for those brave souls who can handle it. And if that's not enough, get ready for DirectStorage, delivering lightning-fast load times akin to the blistering speed of a PS5. PC players can even bask in the glory of 48:9 resolutions and triple-monitor setups, transforming their gaming experience into a Las Vegas Sphere extravaganza.

All signs point to the PC becoming the ultimate playground for Horizon Forbidden West (barring any catastrophic porting mishaps à la The Last of Us). While Zero Dawn had its fair share of bugs upon release, developers have diligently ironed them out, leaving a polished and visually stunning open-world action-adventure in its wake. With a stroke of luck, Forbidden West will skip the buggy phase altogether, allowing players to immerse themselves fully in its awe-inspiring world.

Excited to embark on this thrilling journey with Aloy? Well, you can find Horizon Forbidden West on both Steam and the Epic Games Store. Prepare to witness the walls between platforms crumble as Aloy's epic saga continues, transcending boundaries and uniting gamers from all walks of life.