Is Horizon Forbidden West a PS5 Exclusive?

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Horizon Forbidden West is an action role-playing game from Guerilla Games. It's the sequel to 2017's highly successful Horizon Zero Dawn. The headstrong protagonist Aloy returns to save her world again. Set six months after the ending of Zero Dawn, she is faced with a new threat. A mysterious red plague is destroying the land and it's threatening to slowly, but painfully, bring the world to an end. It's down to Aloy to venture into the Forbidden West to learn what this is and how to stop this.

Along the way, she will make new friends and encounter new threats. These threats include the vengeful Rebel leader Regalla and dangerous new machines. If that becomes too stressful, then there are multiple optional challenges and activities that you can do. From arena battles to picking up contracts, there seems to be a lot for you to do in the Forbidden West.

In this guide, we're going to answer a popular question about the sequel, is it a PS5 exclusive?

Is Horizon Forbidden West A PS5 Exclusive?

Horizon Forbidden West is not a PS5 exclusive. Though the game is a PlayStation exclusive, it is being released on both PS4 and PS5 consoles. However, if you do own one, it's worth purchasing the PS5 version of the game. This is because Forbidden West has been optimised for the next-gen console. That being said, if you don't own a PS5, then the PS4 version is still a good option.

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Take a look at the story trailer below to learn more about who and what you'll be facing in the Forbidden West.

Horizon Forbidden West is due for release on February 18, 2022.

It seems that all of the odds are against Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West. We're sure that with a little help from her friends, both new and old, she'll prevail once again. If you're thinking about purchasing the game, check out our guide that details everything we know so far about the sequel. Also, machines are one of the biggest threats Aloy will face in the Forbidden West. You can learn more about the new and returning machines in our Machines List. If you're not fond of massive metallic monsters jumping out at you, it's worth looking at.

Contributions from Nico Parungo.