In recent days, images of the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West have been circulating on the web. Obviously, this is a legitimate version, which contains all of the content of the end game, except for a few artistic elements. Guerrilla Games is currently doing its best to remove these visuals, proof that this is indeed an almost final build.
Nothing could be worse for studios that have worked hard on a project for years to see their product end up on the web, just weeks away from launch. It happened to the team of Naughty Dog, the full storyline of The Last of Us 2 having ended on the web several months before the title’s release.
And obviously, the Guerrilla Games studio, the dads of the game Horizon and the KillZone saga, is the victim of a similar problem. Since Monday, January 10, 2022, several images of what appears to be the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West have been circulating on the web.
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A PS4 build is on the web
Our colleagues from the specialized site VideoGamerChronicles have been informed that the version in question is legitimate. With the exception of a few missing artistic elements, it contains all of the basic content planned for the final game. As the media specifies, the images were quickly deleted from one of the affected Twitter accounts, due “of a copyright holder’s report ”. Which you will agree adds more credibility to the legitimacy of the leak.
As of this writing, this build of Horizon Forbidden West does not appear to be circulating on file sharing sites. Whatever it is, we advise you to avoid hanging out too much on Twitter if you want to avoid spoils regarding the last baby of Guerrilla Games.
As a reminder, Horizon Fordidden West is still expected on PS4 and PS5 on February 18, 2022. According to the studio, the PS4 version will not suffer from a significant downgrade compared to the next-gen version. “Apart from 3D audio, fast loading and DualSense support, the main difference between the two versions of the game is on the graphics side ”, assured Mathijs de Jonge, game director.