In the PS Blog special with Hermen Hulst, the top representative of PlayStation Studios did not “just” explain that God of War 2 and Gran Turismo 7 will also be released on PS4 but also provided a new, important clarification on the timing of development, and therefore of launch, of Horizon Forbidden West.
The executive in charge of Sony’s first-party development teams intervenes on the thorny issue of crunch and the need to launch a high-budget product such as a modern video game as quickly as possible. For Hulst, in fact, “Our approach is not to put quality at risk. We want to deliver the highest quality, full games, and to do that we obviously don’t have to push our teams to crunch.”.
Having made this due clarification, Hulst explains that “At the moment we have two great video games in development that are highly narrative, namely Horizon Forbidden West and the upcoming God of War. For both, development is dictated by the talent and possibilities of both teams, as well as by the development time. For Horizon, we think we’re well on our way to launch it during the holiday season. But this it is not yet entirely certain and we are working as hard as possible to confirm it as soon as possible “.
With these important statements, the PlayStation Studios boss helps to clarify the doubts raised by the failure to mention the launch window in the latest Horizon Forbidden West gameplay video shown during the State of Play at the end of May.