Horizon Zero Dawn PC patches will slow down as Guerrilla focuses on Horizon Forbidden West

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 4:00 PM
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One of the biggest surprises of 2020 was how much Guerrilla Games focused on updating and fixing the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn after release. In a world where buggy and unfinished games often get left abandoned, Guerrilla pushed through, and rightly deserved the Best Post-Launch Support award in our 2020 Global Game Awards.

The latest update, Patch 1.10, was released yesterday and fixed a variety of crash issues and bugs as usual. Though the patch notes came without anymore Known Issues listed, sparking ideas that it may be the last one for now. Since then, Guerrilla Games have released a statement about the state of Horizon: Zero Dawn on PC and patches going forward:

As our team continues development on our upcoming title Horizon Forbidden West, we are shifting to less frequent updates for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC after this patch,” Guerrilla Games said. “Please note that we will continue to monitor our community spaces as always!

So this is not the end of updates for HZD on PC, but for now they will be much less frequent as the team understandably continues work on their next game coming out on PlayStation 5, Horizon Forbidden West. Judging by the reaction from Steam as well as your comments from yesterday’s patch, if you’ve been waiting to play Horizon ZD then now is a great time.

We want to thank you all for your continued support and for sending in your crash reports over the past months,” Guerrilla continued. “The information we received through your reports was invaluable to further investigate and help fix some of the trickier issues that we fixed in Patch 1.10.

Hopefully their dedication to the PC release bodes well for a future PC release of Forbidden West, though it will likely come out after it releases on PS5. But at least Guerrilla Games now knows what development will be like on the PC platform, which will hopefully mean if Forbidden West releases on PC it will be in a much better place than last time.

What do you think? How did you find (or, are finding) Zero Dawn? Are you excited for Horizon Forbidden West? Do you think we’ll be getting a PC version of the sequel eventually? Let us know!

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08:47 Jan-26-2021

I thought about buying this game but played some on PS4 when released & since it takes years before new releases come to PC; I would rather buy much newer games aimed at PC.

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21:14 Jan-22-2021

I think the team did very well. The game is at a solid state and more studio's could learn from their example. Now I hope this doesn't scare them off from eventually porting Forbiden West to PC at some point. I love HZD but I'm not trying to buy a whole new console for it.

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17:40 Jan-21-2021

i gotta update to windows 10 on my main pc before i can get a chance to play it - but im excited none the less haha - or just run a VM that has Win10 so i can play this and hitman 3 lol

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14:08 Jan-21-2021

Im still waiting for this game to have better discount than just 15%, was counting on winter sale but nope i guess next year?

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15:08 Jan-21-2021

I'm pretty sure there will be come discounts at launch of Forbidden West :)

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15:54 Jan-21-2021

I hope so, 50% would be nice

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22:05 Jan-20-2021

Yeah, that is normal for singleplayer game. Can't wait for sequel, especially when and if it gets released on PC. Though by the time it is out, I might also have PS5. I will see how that goes with stock. To be fair, I haven't checked recently, but I am in no hurry. I didn't get my switch after release too, since I really didn't want to get it for just one game. And PS5 needs more next gen titles.

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16:36 Jan-20-2021

I'm hoping for PC version of Forbidden West later too

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17:43 Jan-20-2021

Yep, zero dawn was one of the best games of 2020 for me, hopefullly it takes only a year or so to come to pc :)

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17:58 Jan-20-2021

for me it was the best game of 2020

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18:04 Jan-20-2021

i played RDR2 in 2020 so thats why it does not reach the top, for me it is :


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