Horizon 2: Forbidden West, next to God of War: Ragnarok Y Gran Turismo 7, is one of the intergenerational games that PlayStation Studios prepares for its consoles, PS5 and PS4. In a recent State of Play we saw the new console version of Aloy’s adventure, a gameplay which showed impressive visual detail, but the PS4 version “is going to look amazing”, according to statements by Mathijs de Jonge, game director, in an interview with Vandal that we just published.
“The game is going to look amazing on PlayStation 4. I think with the first game already we show how good it can look Horizon on the PlayStation 4. And this delivery will be seen even better“He says de Jonge when asked if it will be very different from the PS5 version. And he confirms:” We are developing on both consoles at the same time. They go hand in hand”.
Of course, it also highlights the benefits of the game exclusive to the machine that arrived in Spain on November 19: “But on the PlayStation 5, thanks to its additional processing power, we can add much more details in the charts. I think that’s one of the most important things [de esa versin]”.
Loading times on PS4 will be two minutes and on PS5 seconds
A substantial difference is in the loading times: “Of course, the super-fast SSD greatly accelerates the loading of the game. This is also an advantage. I need to test the game almost daily and only takes a few seconds to load, which is unbelievable when compared to the PlayStation 4, which takes about two minutes. So it really is a game changer in that regard. “
The game director also praises the 3D sound and DualSense controller “because they help with the immersion.” “And from a design point of view, the immersion is one of the most important things we always strive for. When we design games, we want players to feel like you are really in the game world, that nothing distracts them. And with that controller, the tactile feel of handling the weapons along with the immersive audio helps to get you more into that world.
Horizon 2: Forbidden West coming to PS4 and PS5 with an estimated date for late 2021, but from PlayStation Studios they are not clear if they will have to delay it.