Horizon Forbidden West is getting its first (and probably only) post-launch expansion next week. Ahead of its release, the game's developers gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming DLC.
After taking Aloy through the post-apocalyptic wasteland versions of California, Utah, and Nevada, Burning Shores will see Aloy explore Los Angeles and fight off a new threat with new allies.
While it's a shame that Burning Shores is exclusive to the PS5, the impressive visuals that were shown off in the trailer more than make up for this.
Forbidden West was one of last year's best games, as evidenced by it being nominated for the GOTY award in December, among other things. Similar to its fellow GOTY nominee, Forbidden West was available on both the PS4 and the PS5. But, even though Forbidden West reviewed well on both consoles, one couldn't help wonder if a PS5-exclusive release would've given Guerilla Games an opportunity to let loose and realize the full potential of Burning Shores.
If nothing else, consider this DLC as a preview of what the next Horizon game could look like when it comes out many years from now.
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores will be available to play on the PlayStation 5 on April 19.
If you pre-order the DLC before then, you'll get access to the Blacktide Dye Outfit and the Blacktide Sharpshot Bow.
Horizon Zero Dawn was the first big AAA PlayStation exclusive title that came to the PC back in 2020. Judging from how Sony does things, Forbidden West could join its predecessor sometime next year or two years from now. And, while we'd love to see the PC port of this award-winning game come as soon as possible, most would prefer if it came with minimal issues. The first game's PC port left a lot to be desired at launch, a lesson that Sony must have forgotten when it released The Last of Us Part 1 on the PC.
Sony, or rather, Nixxes Software, is rumored to be working on a PC port of Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Horizon Forbidden West, Ghost of Tsushima, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, are among those included in the infamous Nvidia GeForce Now leak that hasn't been confirmed or released on the PC as of yet.