As Horizon Forbidden West goes gold, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed short clips of the game running on PS4 Pro. While it’s hard to judge performance from such a small sample size, the signs are encouraging.
On the PS Blog, Guerrilla’s Angie Smets acknowledged that all previous footage had been from the PS5 version of the game, and revealed 3 clips of the game running on last-gen hardware. You can one of those clips in the tweet below:
Horizon Forbidden West PS4 Pro gameplay showcases more of Guerrilla’s vibrant world as the game goes gold.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) January 27, 2022
The clips show three separate parts of the game: Aloy walking through the Utaru tribe’s Plainsong settlement, a fight against Clamberjaws in a woodland, and a separate fight against Bristlebacks featuring Aloy using multiple pieces of equipment.
Even amid Twitter and gif compression, the game appears to scale down impressively for PS4 Pro. However, Sony hasn’t gone into detail on what the missing or downgraded graphical elements will be, and hasn’t shown the game on a base model PS, so it remains to be seen exactly how impressive the cross-generation efforts have been.
Having gone gold, we’ll be seeing the game arrive on February 18. We recently played four hours, saying that it’s “shaping up to be a fulfillment of all the promises made by its predecessor.”