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Horizon Forbidden West – Burning Shores expansion announced exclusively for PS5

Horizon Forbidden West released earlier this year to critical and commercial success. As with the first game in the series, Forbidden West has now been announced to be getting an expansion. Titled ‘Horizon Forbidden West – Burning Shores’ this expansion will take players to “the untamed wilds of Los Angeles.”

Announced at the 2022 Game Awards, Horizon Forbidden West – Burning Shores is described as “an ambitious expansion” which “sees Aloy pursue a sinister threat in the untamed wilds of Los Angeles, now a treacherous volcanic archipelago.”

Describing the expansion further, Mathijs de Jonge, the Game Director at Guerrilla Games said “Our creative vision for the Burning Shores is an ambitious expansion which will take Aloy to the ruins of Los Angeles. It’s an overgrown and fractured city that can be fully explored via the water and flying on the back of a Sunwing. A massive machine threat lurks in its shadows – a huge challenge that Aloy must overcome by using all of her skills and abilities”

In an interesting move by the studio, the expansion will not be released on PlayStation 4 (even though Forbidden West did), with Mathijs de Jonge explaining “to achieve this grand vision technically and creatively, we’ve made the difficult decision to focus all our efforts on making an incredible experience exclusively for the PlayStation 5 console.”

While undoubtedly disappointing to PS4 owners, hopefully Burning Shores truly takes full advantage of the less restrictive hardware of the PS5. Horizon Forbidden West – Burning Shores will launch on the 19th of April 2023.

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