Horizon Forbidden West officially announced during Sony's PS5 gameplay event

By Heidi Nicholas,
Horizon Forbidden West has been officially revealed as part of Sony's PS5 digital showcase event, ensuring a sequel for one of PlayStation's best and most beloved exclusives.


In the three years since Guerrilla Games launched Horizon: Zero Dawn, it's come to be viewed as one of the best exclusives available on PlayStation. The game's huge success has fuelled rumours of a sequel for some time — with some rumours even hinting at a Horizon: Zero Dawn trilogy — and the ending of the first game definitely left things open for a sequel. Tonight's PS5 event has now confirmed the continuation of Aloy's story.

Horizon: Zero Dawn, rated at 4.62/5 by TT community votes and with a perfect 5/5 on our official Horizon: Zero Dawn review, was one of the defining games of the PS4. It's possible the sequel will do the same for the Sony's next-gen console, and it is at the very least a strong start for the PS5.

No release date was given for Horizon Forbidden West.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!