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When is Horizon: Zero Dawn coming to PC and what to expect from the game?

Published: 09:54, 17 January 2020
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Guerrilla Games' action-adventure Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to PC according to the latest reports. The game should launch sometime this year on Steam and Epic Games Store.

Rumours about Horizon: Zero Dawn PC port appeared a couple of months ago but at the time, no one took them seriously since Sony are not known for releasing their exclusives on other platforms. However, things started to change with Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, which is coming to PC, even though many assumed that the game is another PS4 exclusive.

Today, we have a brand new report, suggesting that Horizon: Zero Dawn is indeed next in the line for the PC release. Kotaku's Jason Schreier , who has been a rock-solid source in the past claims that three sources familiar with Sony's plans have told him that Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to personal computers this year.

Now, there is no mention of a more specific release window but Schreier claims that Horizon: Zero Dawn will arrive to both Steam and Epic Games Store although this may not be finalised just yet. So now that we pretty much know that Guerilla Games' action-adventure is coming to PC, let's take a look at some of the PC exclusive features that the game may arrive with.

UNLOCKED FRAME RATE

The first one is pretty obvious, the unlocked frame rate will probably be one of the biggest differences. Horizon: Zero Dawn runs at steady 30 FPS with some dips on both PS4 and PS4 Pro. The PC version of the game should allow you to push for high framerates as long as you have the graphics card which is capable of such task.

NATIVE 4K SUPPORT

Another big difference will be support for super-high resolutions. You will be able to play Horizon: Zero Dawn in native 4K and even higher resolutions but that will require some seriously powerful hardware like two Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards.

MULTI-MONITOR AND ULTRAWIDE SUPPORT

Those who play their games on ultrawide monitors can expect full support for their device. The same goes for multi-monitor users. Both are pretty standard these days so we can definitely expect that these two features will be ready from day one.

BETTER VISUALS OVERALL

One of the things that was a bit annoying in Horizon: Zero Dawn was its draw distance. PlayStation 4's power just was not enough to offer higher draw distance, which will not be the case with the PC version. You can also expect improved textures, shadows and fauna.


Sony and Guerilla Games are yet to officially announce Horizon: Zero Dawn for PC, but once they finally do it, we expect to see the full package, which means that The Frozen Wilds expansion should also be included. This is, of course, just a prediction but it's safe to say that PC players would certainly appreciate such offer.

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