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[Rumor] Horizon Zero Dawn VR is in Development

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:30
News
Developer
Guerrilla Games
Release Date
February 28, 2017
Platforms
PlayStation 4
Monetization
Expansion DLC
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Industry Insider Drops Hints

Horizon Zero Dawn VR is rumored to be on the way according to an industry insider familiar with the virtual reality segment of the market. If this is true, one of the prettiest games to hit the PlayStation 4 could soon be making its way to the PSVR.

Callum Hurley has put out a cheeky tweet hinting that we'll be getting a virtual reality version of Horizon Zero Dawn as reported by VR Focus.

 

"Was recently made aware of a very exciting new PlayStation VR game coming out of London Studio," Mr. Hurley says via Twitter. "Not sure whether it'll be for PS4, PS5 or both, but it's really exciting, and an announcement could be on the Horizon..."

Do note the capitalization of the word "Horizon". Callum Hurley followed up the tweet a few days later with some additional details.

 

"Was hoping to keep this tweet fun and vague, but I know devs hate when their stuff leaks so I feel a tad bad," he added. "Allow me to clear up one thing: I did not see the game first hand. I trust the person who told me about it."

"I apologise to anyone working on the game who is upset about the leak," he continued. "I did not expect anyone to see my tweet besides a few friends who are VR players. I do not have a large following and did not expect the coverage. I look forward to the official reveal, when everyone can see what the actual game is."

 

Horizon Zero Dawn VR Rumor Gate

Horizon Zero Dawn VR Rumor Raises Questions

As always, rumors raise questions and there are more than a few for this particular rumor. To start, why is Horizon Dawn VR being developed by Sony London Studio? While they've done their fair share of VR work — Blood & Truth did pretty well earlier this year — this was a title that was developed by Guerilla Games. Guerilla Games has put out the VR title RIGS: Mechanised Combat League, so it shouldn't be outside of their skillset to get a VR port done.

However, the Guerilla Games Cambridge branch had closed down in 2017 and their VR talent may well have been placed there; that would explain the shift in development to Sony's London Studio.

In any case, a rumor is a rumor; as always, take this information with a grain of salt. For now, you can buy Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition on the PlayStation Store at the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

Do you think we'll be getting Horizon Zero Dawn VR? Would you buy it if it were indeed a PSVR release as rumored? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!