Playstation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn has been given a new trailer ahead of E3. Alongside the trailer, which is a gameplay-free cinematic offering glimpses into the games story and main character, was the games release date – February 28, 2017.
Guerilla Games’ managing director Hermen Hulstn wrote about the trailer on the Playstation Blog, and also commented on the delay to Horizon (which was originally meant to launch this year):
“We’ve been quiet in recent months, but rest assured that development on Horizon Zero Dawn is still going full steam ahead! In fact, I’m excited to be able to break the silence today with an all-new trailer focusing on our lead character Aloy. We’re exploring the mysteries of her origin, her journey as an outcast and the events that set her on a dangerous quest.
As you can see in the trailer, we’ve decided to push the release date for Horizon Zero Dawn to February 28, 2017 in North America, March 1 in Europe, and March 3 in the United Kingdom. It wasn’t an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it. However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn.
We realize that this decision may not please everyone. At the same time, we’re confident that the advantages of the additional development time afforded by the new date will become clear in the coming months, as we start to share more cool details and videos from Horizon Zero Dawn. We really, really appreciate your patience and continued support, and look forward to bringing you the best game we possibly can in February 2017.”
Expect to see plenty more of Horizon: Zero Dawn at Sony’s E3 press conference next Tuesday, June 14.