We've known for a while that Death Stranding is coming to PC this June, but today we got official confirmation that its engine sibling is also making its way off of the PS4. In a new interview at the Official PlayStation Blog, Sony's Hermen Hulst confirms that Horizon Zero Dawn is also coming to PC this summer.
Hulst, co-founder and former managing director of Horizon developers Guerrilla Games, was selected as PlayStation's new head of Worldwide Studios last November. While he's now responsible for more than just the goings-on at Guerrilla, Hulst and Sony used this first interview since the job switchover to announce that Horizon is indeed slated for a PC release. Hulst also says that this isn't necessarily the norm for PlayStation's first-party releases moving forward.
"Yes, I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer," says Hulst. "There will be more information coming from Guerrilla, from the new studio directors [Michiel van der Leeuw, JB van Beek, and Angie Smets] pretty soon [...] 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."
Back in January, Kotaku's Jason Schreier first reported that Guerrilla's 2017 open world title would make the leap over to the PC, confirming the information with three anonymous sources.
From the first rumblings, the idea of a Horizon Zero Dawn port has been easier to get on board with considering that Kojima Productions' Death Stranding runs on Guerrilla’s proprietary Decima engine. It's very likely that some of the work being done to get Death Stranding on PC has helped Horizon Zero Dawn's port, and vice versa.
In the interview, Hulst also touches on the recent launch of Media Molecule's Dreams, the announcement of HBO's The Last of Us series, and Yumi Yang's appointment as the head of Sony Santa Monica. Surely, once we hear more about the PlayStation 5's first-party launch lineup, we'll be hearing a lot more from Hulst.