Report: Horizon Zero Dawn May Leave PS4 Exclusivity Behind for PC

Report: Horizon Zero Dawn May Leave PS4 Exclusivity Behind for PC

Sony has yet to comment on the matter.

According to a new report, Death Stranding won't be the only game built on the Decima Engine that will receive a PC port this year. Horizon Zero Dawn, the 2017 open-world action title and PlayStation 4 exclusive from Guerilla Games, is said to be targeting a 2020 launch for the PC.

At Kotaku, Jason Schreier reports that three anonymous sources have confirmed that a port of Horizon Zero Dawn is in the works for the PC. Sony did not respond to Kotaku's request for comment prior to publication—we have also reached out to Sony on the matter, and will update this article if we hear back.

On the day of Death Stranding's release, publisher 505 Games confirmed that a PC port of the title would launch in summer of 2020 for Steam and the Epic Games Store. Schreier expects that Horizon Zero Dawn will also launch for PC across both digital storefronts, but cannot confirm the availability at this time.

Kojima Productions not only used Guerilla Games' engine for Death Stranding, but apparently worked closely with the studio on the title. It's possible that some of the work required to bring Death Stranding to PC will cross over.

Last month, news that Sony would bring longtime PlayStation-exclusive series MLB: The Show to Xbox and Nintendo platforms came as a sign that first parties are reconsidering the value of console exclusivity as subscription services and other business models move away from consoles as the end-all, be-all platform.


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