Horizon Zero Dawn reportedly releasing for PC this year
It’s claimed the PS4 title will launch on Steam and the Epic Games Store
Sony will reportedly release PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn for PC in 2020.
Three anonymous sources are said to have told Kotaku that the single-player action RPG is making the jump to PC, with an enhanced version of the title expected to launch on Steam and the Epic Games Store later this year.
Developed by Guerrilla Games and originally released in February 2017, the open-world post-apocalyptic title has sold over 10 million copies.
If true, it will be the first time a major PlayStation exclusive game from a Sony-owned studio has been released for PC.
VGC has contacted Sony for comment on the report.
Former Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden said in August 2019 that the company may consider releasing first-party games on non-PlayStation platforms in a bid to reach a bigger audience.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Layden reportedly said prime candidates for such a strategy would be multiplayer PC titles.
“We must support the PlayStation platform — that is nonnegotiable,” he said. “That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.”
Layden left PlayStation in October after three decades with the platform holder.
Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy were the headline additions to the PlayStation Now line-up in January.