Why Horizon: Zero Dawn Delayed To 2017: “To Ensure That It Lives Up To The Visuals And Gameplay Quality”

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Confirming early rumors around for a while, Guerrilla Games and Sony have confirmed Horizon: Zero Dawn has been delayed to 2017. The game will release on February 28, 2017 in North America and on March 1, 2017 in Europe. The Dutch developer has also released a new trailer detailing Aloy’s journey through the adventure we’ll be playing next year exclusively for PlayStation 4.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

“As you can see in the trailer, we’ve decided to push the release date for Horizon Zero Dawn to February 28, 2017,” Guerrilla’s managing director Hermen Hulst wrote on PlayStation Blog. “It wasn’t an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it.

“However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn.

“We realize that this decision may not please everyone. At the same time, we’re confident that the advantages of the additional development time afforded by the new date will become clear in the coming months, as we start to share more cool details and videos from Horizon Zero Dawn. We really, really appreciate your patience and continued support, and look forward to bringing you the best game we possibly can in February 2017.”