Aloy pushed aside for Kena, Deathloop, and Kojima’s postie sim
The first edition of Horizon Forbidden West being delayed came courtesy of Jeff Grub, a video game’s journo who has seemingly taken over the mantle of “press sneak f&*k” with his recent relays of rumours.
Not to be outdone in the attention-seeking game, Jason Schreier, the OG “press f&*k” has seemingly “confirmed” that the game has been delayed into 2022 after speaking with an anonymous source who has corroborated the previous Grubby rumours.
Earlier this year, PlayStation interviewed PlayStation. The “interview” between PlayStation’s senior director of content communications and the head of PlayStation Studios, (nothing was scripted, honestly…) Herman Hult quietly planted the hint that Horizon Forbidden West would not release on PS4 or PS5 in 2021.
“For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can,” Hulst said back in June 2021. Now, almost two months to the date, we’re learning the game has most likely been delayed.
So where does that leave PlayStation going into Holiday 2021? Deathloop, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and Death Stranding: Director’s Cut will have to fill the PS5/PS4 exclusive gap while Sony gets its house in order.
It’s rare that two well-known industry insiders are wrong on one topic, so expect this to be true and for Aloy to emerge sometime early next year. Meanwhile, expect a blog post from Sony any day now.