Horizon: Zero Dawn was originally scheduled to release in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2017. Today, Sony has officially confirmed that Guerrilla Games’ upcoming action role-playing open-world title will release two days earlier in the region.
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Horizon Zero Dawn will now launch on 1st March 2017 in the UK. pic.twitter.com/TVixlwUqWP
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) December 13, 2016
However, Horizon: Zero Dawn is sticking to its original release schedule for the rest of the world. That means the game will still release on February 28 in North America. The two-day earlier release for the UK will not cause any changes for the rest.
There’s much hype surrounding Horizon: Zero Dawn. The team behind the Killzone franchise has created a beautiful post-apocalyptic land ruled by robotic creatures known simply as “Machines”. Players fill the shoes of Aloy, a hunter and archer, as she tries to survive by collecting key components for crafting and unraveling what happened to the world.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the first titles from Sony that is designed to take advantage of the beefier hardware offered by PlayStation 4 Pro. The enhanced version will boast better colors, improved shadow maps and textures, higher quality anisotropic filtering, and more. On the PlayStation 4 Pro, Horizon: Zero Dawn will feature a richer world.
In other news, the studio’s Decima engine is being used by Kojima Productions on the development of Death Stranding. The same engine is powering Horizon: Zero Dawn, and has previously been used for the Killzone series as well. Though, over the years, the engine has seen various improvements modifications.