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Horizon Forbidden West delay hinted at by PlayStation Germany article

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A Horizon Forbidden West delay might have been hinted at by PlayStation Germany.

In the tweet below, PlayStation Germany has a rundown of all the games coming to PlayStation consoles that players can look forward to over the remainder of 2021. Horizon Forbidden West is conspicuously absent from the list however, leading some to believe that a delay into 2022 is imminent for Guerrilla's sequel.

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However, Horizon Forbidden West could also be absent from the list due to the simple fact that it doesn't have a fixed release date yet. If you look at the other games on the list, including Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Aliens: Fireteam Elite, every last one has a firm release date. It may simply be that Forbidden West was excluded from the list because its exact release date hasn't been revealed yet.

On the other hand, rumors about a delay for Horizon Forbidden West have been doing the rounds for a while now. Late last month, an online rumor started doing the rounds, claiming that Guerrilla's game had been delayed into the first quarter of 2022. This was subsequently backed up in a significant way when Bloomberg (opens in new tab) confirmed the rumor, although neither Guerrilla nor Sony has ever confirmed or denied the report.

Nonetheless, there's still a fair few gems to look forward to on PlayStation throughout the rest of the year, with or without this rumored delay for Horizon Forbidden West. As the PlayStation Germany post points out, we've got the likes of Deathloop, Ghostrunner, Battlefield 2042, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and other games to enjoy over the coming months for the PS5.

For our comprehensive guide to all the games confirmed for the new-gen console so far, head over to our upcoming PS5 games feature for more.

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.