Horizon Forbidden West, water technology has taken years of development

Horizon Forbidden West, water technology has taken years of development

Horizon Forbidden West

In Horizon Forbidden West there will be ample space dedicated to water, given that one of the main innovations of this chapter is the introduction of this element as a possible setting that Aloy can explore in depth, and it is a feature that apparently took years of development.

To report it is the director Mathijs de Jonge of Guerrilla Games, who in an interview with GQ focused on this detail: "Our engineers have spent an incredible amount of time developing the rendering water and waves ", he explained," They probably spent years on this aspect. "

Horizon Forbidden West, water yield plays a particular role In addition to the technique behind the yield of water great care has also been taken in creating the seabed, based on the submerged ruins of San Francisco and filled with algae. All this serves to give a particular imprint to Horizon Forbidden West, which finds a characterizing element in the underwater sections.

Aloy can finally swim underwater in the new chapter, which determines a series of new game situations , also introducing additional challenges such as aquatic enemies and missions to be carried out partially under the sea surface. Some of these elements were also shown during the recent State of Play with the gameplay of Horizon Forbidden West, and they particularly impressed for the graphic quality.

For the rest, we are waiting for a date release for Horizon Forbidden West, of which Hermen Hulst reported that he cannot confirm the release in 2021 for the moment, even if that is the goal. It is also revealed that it will run on PS5 at 60fps with Performance mode.

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A ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ Delay Would Mean Little For Sony And The PS5

This week, we learned that God of War 2 was being delayed from 2021 to 2022, a move that surprised no one, as few expected it to actually come out in that time window.

But now attention turns toward Horizon Forbidden West, which Sony keeps saying should make it out for holiday 2021, but the language they’re using makes it seem like it’s not a sure thing, and in fact, any AAA game’s release date this far out remains not a sure thing in this industry, given how frequently delays happen.

In theory, Horizon Forbidden West would leave Sony without a major exclusive PS5 title (it’s also coming to PS4) for the all-important holiday window, when Microsoft finally should be getting out Halo Infinite for the Xbox Series X.

In practice, this is likely less important than it may sound.

In addition to the philosophy where most players now accept any amount of delays in order to ensure a game is not broken at release, Sony is in a pretty unique situation with the PS5 where a big game like Horizon means relatively little for the prospects of the system itself.

Big exclusive games are often labeled as “system-sellers,” as in, you would be willing to buy an entire console for hundreds of dollars just to play one high profile game. But in this case, there’s quite literally nothing that needs to be done to sell the PS5.

The PS5 is not only the fastest selling console in history, but supply shortages are going to remain in place throughout 2021. What that means in practical terms is that PS5s will likely be sold out across the board for this holiday season and incredibly hard to get whether Horizon is delayed or not. It would of course be nice for PS4 and PS5 owners to see the game released on time, but it feels less important than it would in perhaps any other year, given where we’re at now.

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