A PS5 remaster of Horizon Zero Dawn is currently in development alongside a new multiplayer game in the series, according to a new leak.
Horizon Zero Dawn is being updated for PS5, although a release date is currently unknown. As reported by MP1st (opens in a new tab)and corroborated by CVG (opens in a new tab)the remaster will feature enhanced visuals that will bring the five-year-old PS4 game’s graphics in line with those of its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West.
The remaster is expected to include revised textures, improved animations, and higher fidelity character models. Supposedly, it will also feature more accessibility options, performance improvements, and quality of life improvements.
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Information about Horizon’s supposed upcoming online multiplayer game is scant. It is reportedly being developed for PS5 and PC, and will feature co-op elements. So far, there is no indication of when it might launch.
As reported by term (opens in a new tab) last month, Netflix is currently working on an adaptation of the Horizon Zero Dawn TV show, which will be written and executive produced by The Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman. Again, no release date has been confirmed, though the release of that adaptation and this reported PS5 remaster may coincide.
Horizon Zero Dawn will be just the latest in a long line of acclaimed PS4 games to receive a next-gen remaster. The Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection launched earlier in the year, followed by the PS5 version of Ghost of Tsushima in July. Spider-Man was re-released for console last month, while The Last of Us Part 1 was released in early September.
Horizon Zero Dawn received a free PS5 update last year, enabling 60fps support when running the game on Sony’s flagship console. It also received other graphical improvements, including widescreen support and increased draw distance, when it ported to PC in 2020. But a full PS5 remaster would make more substantial performance changes, especially if it matches the jaw-dropping facial animations and the details of the characters featured in Forbidden. West.
Until the remaster is released, we’ll have to make do with the original or its brilliant board game spin-off.