Guerrilla Games’ Managing Director, Hermen Hulst, took to the PlayStation Blog to announce that his team’s project won’t be making it’s targeted release in 2016. Hulst did reveal when we will be getting our hands on Horizon Zero Dawn though, and it’s not too terribly long of a wait:
“We’ve decided to push the release date for Horizon Zero Dawn to February 28, 2017. 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.”
So while the game’s release is slipping to 2017, it’s only two months into the year. We can handle that! Hermen was also kind enough to release a new trailer for the game today, and it wasn’t some quick 30 second clip to apologize. No, this was a meaty new trailer that comes in at over three minutes. Here it is in all it’s glory:
It’s curious though why this news is coming out today and not next week during Sony’s E3 briefing. The trailer consists entirely of cinematics though, there’s no gameplay to be found. So it’s safe to assume that Sony wanted to drop the release date news now, and then they can just show off how incredible the game’s going to look during a live gameplay presentation on stage. Only a week until E3, folks. We shall soon see.