In a groundbreaking move, Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition has emerged as the first two-disc game for the PS5. An image shared by the ‘Does it play?’ Twitter account revealed that the base game, along with its Burning Shores expansion and various digital bonuses, requires a substantial 121GB of storage, making it necessary to distribute the game across two discs in the physical edition. With a scheduled launch date of Friday, October 6, Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition has managed to beat the upcoming Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, which was also planned for a two-disc release. This achievement is a significant win for console owners who appreciate the convenience of physical media, allowing them to play games anytime and anywhere without being hindered by constant internet connectivity requirements.
Priced at $59.99 (approximately Rs. 4,999), the substantial edition includes a Horizon Forbidden West digital artbook, a digital soundtrack, Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk digital comic book, additional poses and makeup options for the photo mode, and unlockable outfits through in-game progression. All of this comes bundled with the critically acclaimed 2022 RPG, which follows the adventures of the young huntress Aloy in a stunning post-apocalyptic world, where she strives to protect humanity from a menacing red blight. The package also includes the Burning Shores expansion, released in April, which transformed the city of Los Angeles into a volcanic archipelago, introducing new mechanical creatures to hunt.
Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition is set to make its way to PC in early 2024. Nixxes Software, known for its work on the PC port of Spider-Man Remastered, is responsible for the port, and it will include all the aforementioned bonus content. While specific PC-exclusive features remain undisclosed, previous ports suggest we can anticipate keyboard and mouse support, along with features such as ray tracing, Nvidia’s DLSS, AMD’s FSR-based upscaling technology, and the ability to enjoy the game’s breathtaking landscapes on ultra-wide displays. This release also promises haptic feedback when using the PS5 DualSense controller through a wired connection.
For now, it seems PlayStation is adhering to CEO Jim Ryan’s commitment to bringing PS exclusives to PC two or three years after their initial launch. Whether this strategy will change after his retirement in March next year remains to be seen. In May, developer Guerilla Games revealed that Horizon Forbidden West had sold 8.4 million copies across PS4 and PS5. The franchise as a whole, including the prequel Horizon Zero Dawn, its Frozen Wilds DLC, and the PS VR2 game, reached an impressive 32.7 million units sold. At that time, the team also confirmed that Aloy’s adventures would continue in a sequel.
Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition is set to make its debut on October 6 on the PS5.