In an unexpected turn of events, the ‘Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition‘ has resurfaced, creating a buzz among eager gamers. Earlier this month, the game had been officially rated in Singapore, hinting at an upcoming release bundled with the highly anticipated Burning Shores DLC expansion.
Now, recent reports from Gematsu have unveiled that a Japanese retailer is listing the ‘Complete Edition’ of Horizon Forbidden West, and it’s set to hit the market as early as October 6.
A Swift Release Date
Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition (PS5) listed for October 6 release at Japanese retailer Neowing. Priced at ¥7,981.
— Gematsu (@gematsu) September 27, 2023
The sudden appearance of the ‘Complete Edition’ of Horizon Forbidden West has caught the gaming community by surprise. If the Japanese retailer’s listing proves to be accurate, it means that fans have just over a week to prepare for the release.
This remarkably short lead time from PlayStation is quite bold, especially considering it falls during one of the busiest months in the gaming calendar.
While the news of the ‘Complete Edition’ is exciting for PlayStation fans, it comes with a touch of disappointment for PC players. The Japanese retailer’s listing mentions the release exclusively for the PS5, dashing the hopes of PC gamers who had eagerly anticipated the possibility of enjoying Aloy’s second adventure on their platform.
It’s important to note that neither Guerrilla Games, the developer, nor Sony, the publisher, has officially confirmed the arrival of Horizon Forbidden West on PC. This is in stark contrast to its predecessor, Horizon Zero Dawn, which eventually made its way to PC along with its DLC, albeit a few years after the initial release.
A Familiar Strategy
The decision to release Horizon Forbidden West under the same banner as its predecessor, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, doesn’t come as a surprise to many.
It appears to be a strategic move by Guerrilla Games, possibly aimed at replicating the success of the previous release and catering to a broader audience.
As the gaming world eagerly awaits the release of Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition, players can only speculate about the surprises and challenges that await Aloy in her latest adventure.