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Horizon Forbidden West hits PS5 in 2021

The next gen console's SSD will nearly eliminate loading times, its developer said.

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Aloy's new adventure will come to PS5 next year.
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Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to 2017 adventure game Horizon Zero Dawn, was announced during Sony's PS5 event last week without a release date. Developer Guerrilla Games on Wednesday narrowed it down in a video showcase: it's scheduled for a 2021 launch.

The PS5's SSD means the game will have "virtually no loading screens," game director Mathijs de Jonge noted.

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"In an open-world game like Horizon Forbidden West, if you open up the map and fast travel from one end to the other, restarting from a check-point will be super fast," he said in the video. "And when you boot up the game, you're right there -- in the action."

That open-world will be pretty big --  de Jonge noted that the title Forbidden West refers to "a mysterious new frontier" stretching from Utah to the Pacific Ocean -- and looks absolutely gorgeous.

Other major PS5 games revealed during Sony's event included Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7 and a whole bunch of others.

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