Update 1.53 is out now and unlocks the frame rate so the game can now run at 60fps in backwards compatibility mode.
It also removes the Graphics Mode option from the game when it’s running on a PS5, because the update makes it redundant. It also fixes streaming performance issues when the game is being played on a PlayStation 5.
The patch notes for the new update read as follows:
Horizon Zero Dawn version 1.53 patch notes
- Unlocked framerate to 60 frames per second when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode
- Fixed streaming performance issues when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode
- Removed Graphics Mode option from the Visual Settings when running on a PS5 console in backwards compatibility mode
Forbidden West was planned for a 2021 release, but has now been officially delayed until February 18, 2022.
Amsterdam-based Guerrilla had always desired to deliver a series of Horizon games – and a multi-part script was written – but the plan was only officially agreed after the original game’s strong debut on PlayStation 4.
Horizon is set on a far-future Earth where nature has reclaimed the planet, but massive animal-like machines rule the land. Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, a young woman on a quest to explore the ruins of the ancient past.
The title was both a commercial and critical success, and went on to win the 2018 BAFTA Games Award for Original Property.