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PlayStation Exclusive “Horizon Zero Dawn is Coming to PC This Summer

Alloy, from "Horizon Zero Dawn," staring off into the distance.
Guerrilla Games

On any list of the best PS4 exclusivesHorizon Zero Dawn should be at or at least near the top. It’s an open-world RPG that set in a post-apocalyptic world different than the usual take. You play as Alloy on a quest to discover the truth of her origins—and more importantly, you fight robot dinosaurs. And now Sony has confirmed the game is coming to PC.

If you’re a PC gamer, you might tout incredible resolutions and super-smooth frame rates that consoles just can’t match. But for all the power that comes with a custom-built machine, you lose out on something—exclusives. Xbox and PlayStation consoles are all about exclusives to drive gamers to systems, but PC doesn’t have that same emphasis.

And while Microsoft has brought more and more of its Xbox games to PC, PlayStation exclusives typically never reach PC gamers.

So that’s why it’s exciting to see one of the PS4’s best games come to PC. Hermen Hulst, who runs PlayStation Worldwide Studios, let the cat out of the bag in an interview with Sony’s PlayStation Blog. He didn’t give us much information, like an exact release date beyond “this summer” or whether it would include the expansion The Frozen Wilds, but at least the long-held rumor is confirmed.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a beautiful game, filled with gorgeous backdrops and scary robot monsters. The idea of seeing Alloy’s world rendered in even higher resolutions with better refresh rates is tantalizing. Unfortunately, Hulst put a damper on any hopes that this would be the start of a new trend, saying: “…to maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC.”

Exclusives will likely always be part of the nature of the beast. But we’ll take what we can get in the meantime.

via PlayStation Blog

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