Horizon: Forbidden West (PS5 exclusive)

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A Horizon Zero Dawn sequel, titled Horizon Forbidden West, is coming exclusively to PlayStation 5...Guerrilla Games is working on the follow-up to the 2017 action roleplaying game

Horizon Forbidden West will pick up where the previous game left off, with Aloy heading out west to the post-apocalyptic ruins of America to continue unraveling the mysteries around the catastrophe that destroyed her world...new gameplay elements, like underwater exploration and massive new robotic creatures to battle, were also shown off...

No release window was announced at the event

 

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If the game is designed for PS5 and takes full advantage of the SSD, I'm not sure how it would run on PC. PS5 is going to be able to treat the SSD almost like an extension of shared system memory and load textures directly from it in real time due to the low latency and type of NAND they are using. PC PCIe Gen 4 SSD's could do that if the NAND was high quality but how many people are going to have drives like that anytime soon?

I suppose being a PS5 exclusive doesn't mean it will absolutely take full advantage of it. However, if it does come to PC it will probably be one of the first games that require an SSD due to the fundamental difference in the way you can store data when you only are dealing with flash.
 

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If the game is designed for PS5 and takes full advantage of the SSD, I'm not sure how it would run on PC. PS5 is going to be able to treat the SSD almost like an extension of shared system memory and load textures directly from it in real time due to the low latency and type of NAND they are using. PC PCIe Gen 4 SSD's could do that if the NAND was high quality but how many people are going to have drives like that anytime soon?

I suppose being a PS5 exclusive doesn't mean it will absolutely take full advantage of it. However, if it does come to PC it will probably be one of the first games that require an SSD due to the fundamental difference in the way you can store data when you only are dealing with flash.
I have no problem with SSD becoming a requirement. It's insane to not have one if you have a gaming PC these days. We need to force tech forward at some point and drag the laggards with it, kicking and screaming.
 
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I have no problem with SSD becoming a requirement. It's insane to not have one if you have a gaming PC these days. We need to force tech forward at some point and drag the laggards with it, kicking and screaming.
Stil, there is a huge difference in SSD's, Sony is using ultra fast NVMe, which obliterates a SATA SSD in speeds, while I don't mind getting an NVMe drive for a couple games, they are still expensive if you want bigger storage sizes and most motherboards can only accept a couple drives without adding extra hardware.

That said I don't mind speedier/no load times if they can make it happen just afraid it might get pretty costly.
 

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Stil, there is a huge difference in SSD's, Sony is using ultra fast NVMe, which obliterates a SATA SSD in speeds, while I don't mind getting an NVMe drive for a couple games, they are still expensive if you want bigger storage sizes and most motherboards can only accept a couple drives without adding extra hardware.

That said I don't mind speedier/no load times if they can make it happen just afraid it might get pretty costly.
A standard SATA SSD may not have the raw throughput of some of the higher end NVMe drives, but could still take advantage of improvements in storage techniques due to the low access time. This should result in a reduction of storage utilization on PS5 due to not having to have multiple clusters of similar data like they do in spinning disk.
 

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By the time it comes to PC, we will have faster storage than the console😁
Also, the 3rd one will be about to launch again on PS5, hah. This game is due out next year have we still haven't heard anything about when the first one launches on PC since it was announced, other than "summer", which was before Covid and has probably been pushed back a bit again.
 

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Yeah, no way I'm waiting years for that after how good the first one was. I'll play it on both platforms though once it eventually comes to PC.

Can't wait for this though, it's probably my most anticipated PS5 exclusive so far.
No way I'm struggling again with a controller if I can play it with a proper control scheme later.
 

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No way I'm struggling again with a controller if I can play it with a proper control scheme later.
Yeah, I remember you complaining about it in the original game's thread. I had no issues with the controller and will probably use it still on PC actually. The only time the controller was awkward for me was when trying to scroll through consumable items on the d-pad in the middle of combat. Otherwise I platinum'd the game on the hardest difficulty with relative ease.. was the first game I've ever platinum'd on a Playstation actually.
 

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Yeah, I remember you complaining about it in the original game's thread. I had no issues with the controller and will probably use it still on PC actually. The only time the controller was awkward for me was when trying to scroll through consumable items on the d-pad in the middle of combat. Otherwise I platinum'd the game on the hardest difficulty with relative ease.. was the first game I've ever platinum'd on a Playstation actually.
In the Frozen Wilds I was struggling even on the lowest difficulty. But after massively overleveling there the main game was much easier.
To me everything is awkward with a controller, even TLOU2. But so far that was the least bad of all games I played so far. I only wanted to smash the controller to pieces twice during it.
 

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No way I'm struggling again with a controller if I can play it with a proper control scheme later.
Speaking of, while I highly doubt they’d do it I would love for Sony to implement LB+M support for games on the PS5.
 

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Speaking of, while I highly doubt they’d do it I would love for Sony to implement LB+M support for games on the PS5.
Meh, I've been waiting for that since the PS2. I think killzone had kb+mouse support on that. Ever since it's been up to the individual game devs, if they wanted they could've implemented it for their game.
 

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Speaking of, while I highly doubt they’d do it I would love for Sony to implement LB+M support for games on the PS5.
Meh, I've been waiting for that since the PS2. I think killzone had kb+mouse support on that. Ever since it's been up to the individual game devs, if they wanted they could've implemented it for their game.
The consoles have always supported it, just the game devs didn't. I remember playing Half-Life on PS2 with KB&M and it worked great and that port looked much better than any PC version at the time too, which was nice. Unreal Tournament 3 had KB&M support on PS3 as well, but I never cared to play that game really. Now on PS4 and Xbone, CoD Warzone fully supports KB&M on consoles as well in both campaign and multiplayer. Though of course they will put you in games with more PC players if you're running KB&M on consoles.
 

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In the Frozen Wilds I was struggling even on the lowest difficulty. But after massively overleveling there the main game was much easier.
To me everything is awkward with a controller, even TLOU2. But so far that was the least bad of all games I played so far. I only wanted to smash the controller to pieces twice during it.
I think you have to play alot of PS4 for it to work. I don't. My brother convinced me to buy battlefield V to play with him. I think i played 5 conquet games before i got my first kill. It's almost impossible to just pick up a controller after not using for a year or so.
 
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