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Horizon Zero Dawn Reconfirmed for 2016 After Rumors

Horizon Zero Dawn

Guerrilla Games has debunked a weird rumor that popped up saying Horizon Zero Dawn would be delayed into 2017. Mark Norris from Guerrilla Games had this to say on NeoGAF about the rumor:

Mark Norris from Guerrilla here. I just wanted to let you all know (and hopefully a mod can put it in the OP) that we are targeting a 2016 release date.

Source: GearNuke


  • Wanderlei

    “Targeting” - Rumor confirmed true and they are in damage control over the leak.

    • awang0718

      Sort of reminds me of what happened with Batman Arkham Knight, Uncharted 4, and Zelda U.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Just like how Uncharted was supposed to come out this year, haha.

    • awang0718

      Just like how Zelda Wii U was supposed to come out this year, haha.

      :) Anyways, I am definitely looking forward to this game. Glad Guerilla Games has moved away from Killzone.

      • Travis Touchdown

        Zelda is just one game: everything for PS4 has seen ridiculous delays, and usually not for the better.

        Even Bloodborne launched with the ridiculous loading problem.

        • awang0718

          The delaying a few PS4 games won’t do much, since their are still plenty of other options for consumers to pick from. The Zelda delay is FAR worse, as it was supposed to be the big 2015 Wii U game. Now instead, we get StarFox Zero, which looks like an HD Gamecube game and has no online multiplayer.

          The gameplay shown for Horizon Zero Dawn was quite extensive. Unless the gameplay goes through some major overhaul, I would expect this to be a holiday 2016 release.

          • Travis Touchdown

            Star Fox Zero looks perfectly fine. Get over yourself.

            When Uncharted was delayed, absolutely NOTHING has come from it, while the Wii U has several big, exclusive titles coming out in the next few months. (Devil’s Third, Fatal Frame, Woolly World, Xenoblade, and others come to mind)

            Delaying a game to make it better is not, in itself, a bad thing. However, it becomes a problem when nothing is coming out for your console in the foreseeable future.

          • awang0718

            Really?? StarFox looks “perfectly fine.” Man, your expectations must be really, really low.

            Devil’s Third, Fatal Frame, Woolly World, Star Fox, Mario Maker, XCX, Animal Crossing F2P, Mario Tennis…Throw in the 3 toys-to-life games, Just Dance, and Guitar Hero, and their is the year’s Wii U lineup. The Wii U’s 2016 lineup consists of a whopping 2 confirmed games (Zelda and SMTXFE)

            “However, it becomes a problem when nothing is coming out for your console in the foreseeable future.”

            Are you one of those people who treat multiplatform titles as if they weren’t games at all? Because if you do, then this conversation is over.

          • Travis Touchdown

            Multiplatform titles aren’t worth anyone’s time right now, no. The simple fact of the matter is, the Wii U’s 2015 lineup absolutely destroys the competition, INCLUDING multiplats that have no reason to skip Nintendo consoles. Nintendo’s line up this fall is looking fantastic, and I’m super excited for all of their new stuff coming out.

            And don’t tell me your one of the people who honestly believe that Nintendo has nothing planned for 2016? They have been working towards a schedule where they can announce and release new titles within months for a long while, now. Remember when people were telling us that 3D World was going to be rushed?

          • awang0718

            People like you are the exact reason why the multiplats skip Nintendo consoles, because you believe they “aren’t worth anyone’s time right now.” If you think Nintendo’s fall lineup looks fantastic, then that’s great. I am entitled to my own opinion, and so are you.

            And no, I firmly believe Nintendo has stuff planned for 2016. A lot of stuff. I also believe most of that “stuff” will be on the NX and not the Wii U. This is the first year where Nintendo implemented their “only announce games from the next 6-9 months” policy. Every single one of the Wii U’s exclusives this year, with the exception of Mario Tennis and Animal Crossing F2P, were announced (or hinted at, in the case of StarFox) during E3 2014 or prior.

            BTW I don’t remember people saying that 3D World was going to be rushed. I do remember people, and myself, saying it looked too similar like 3D Land, which it does, despite being superior to its 3DS predecessor.

          • Travis Touchdown

            Destiny. Watch Dogs. Arkham Knight. And others.

            These were supposed to be huge, triple A, absolute game changes that would define the generation. Every single one has fallen flat on it’s face, immediately out of the door. These games weren’t just going to be the best games released that year… they were supposed to lead the way into the next generation.

            Every. Single. One. has. Fallen. Flat. On. It’s. Face.

            No one likes Watch Dogs, Destiny is practically a joke, and Arkham Knight is already becoming infamous due to it’s poor writing, PC port, overall staleness, and the Batmobile situation.

            This isn’t an opinion I hold: It’s universally accepted that all major third parties that skip Nintendo consoles, Konami, EA, and others, are all garbage. It’s not exactly a secret that these companies are outright abusing what talent and licenses they have. You just have to look at how people are talking about Konami to see that.

            I have to continue to stress that E3 isn’t all that important to Nintendo anymore. Last year, they barely showed any 3DS content, but you didn’t see anyone seriously try to say that it was ‘dead.’ Nintendo simply doesn’t take E3 all that seriously anymore. They have Nintendo Directs to show new information when they are ready. The NX is not replacing the Wii U, because Nintendo has outright said it isn’t.

          • awang0718

            “It’s universally accepted that all major third parties that skip Nintendo consoles, Konami, EA, and others, are all garbage.”

            This is an opinion. OPINION. You may not like Destiny, WatchDogs, and Arkham Knight (which actually has got really good review scores - shitty PC version aside), but others do. It is Nintendo’s job as a platform holder to provide consumers with as much content and options as possible. The CONSUMER will decide if a game is worth it or not. With the Wii U, the options are limited to their first party games, the toys-to-life games, LEGO, and Just Dance. That is doing a BAD job as a platform holder, regardless of how great Nintendo’s first party games may be.

            IF you really think E3 is not important, then I don’t really know what to say. E3 is the one place where the platform holders and 3rd party publishers can gain large amounts of publicity and momentum, because as we all know, this industry is a “momentum” business. Nintendo Directs do not provide that level of hype and momentum. If Nintendo doesn’t take E3 seriously, then why even show up?? Because they DO take it seriously. Very seriously.

            BTW I love how you use Destiny and WatchDogs as your examples of why Xbox and PS “suck.” It’s like pointing to Nintendo Land, Game & Wario, and Mario Party 10 and saying that the Wii U “sucks.”

            And no, NX will replace either the 3DS or Wii U. Nintendo is not going to attempt to support 3 dedicated gaming platforms simultaneously. They tried to do this with the Gamecube, DS, and GBA. Didn’t work out so well for the GBA (though it worked phenomenally well for the DS). Ahh…the good old times…

          • Jon Turner

            Yeah, seriously. If Nintendo’s lineup “destroys the competition” then why are so many people avoiding getting a WiiU and going for XB1/PS4 instead? Sorry, but I can name several games coming out on some of the other systems that others are very much looking forward to that may not necessarily turn out to be so bad. True, last year WAS a disappointing year for third party games on those two systems, but that doesn’t mean the remaining years for XB1/PS4 will be. There are people who are interested in FFXV, Tales of Zesteria, MGSV, KH3, the FFVII remake, Scalebound, and other titles. Call them irrelevant if you want, but the lack of those titles on WiiU is exactly the reason WHY the system is suffering. A system with first party titles only is not going to succeed no matter what. Denying these aforementioned titles for WiiU has done nothing but cripple the system’s reputation. It doesn’t matter WHAT Nintendo fans think of the lineup. Nintendo didn’t do a great job of communicating that to the public and the ridiculously long drought during the summer is only making the situation worse.

            Nintendo seriously CANNOT afford to have another sales bust like this again with NX. It needs to be everything WiiU is not. Now by that I don’t mean give up the lineup of first party titles. But third party multi plats + first party titles WOULD make the system far more appealing to the average public than just the same Nintendo fans. Nintendo seems to understand this, hence why they jumped on with DQXI from the start. I can only hope their next system is strong enough to not miss out on anymore multi plats from thirds because if they do the NX will fare worse than WiiU.

            Also, all games that skip Nintendo systems are garbage? I’m sorry, but that’s simply not true. At all. Disappointing as last year’s lineup for XB1/PS4 turned out to be for thirds, it seems like both systems are finally getting their groove. It’s pointless to keep on with this “Nintendo is better off without third parties” crap when in truth it does nothing but undermine Nintendo’s reputation with the gaming public more and more. Nintendo can’t afford to keep on making the same mistakes again and again. They will need to adapt. By that I don’t mean they need to pay for EVERY single game. But doing nothing will just make the situation worse. And praising the heck out of Nintendo for doing nothing is not something I can agree with, hence why I’m taking a stand and trying to encourage Nintendo to make their next system better while playing games I wish I could play on Nintendo systems but can’t on PS3.

          • awang0718

            Very well put! Tell that to Mr. Touchdown, not me, because I agree with everything you have stated.

          • Jon Turner

            I meant it to be to Mr. Touchdown, and I apologize if it was misdirected, because it’s not my intention. Seriously, the time for defending Nintendo for EVERYTHING is over. Especially when they make poor choices in how they present themselves. Now by this I’m not by any means turning into a Nintendo hater. I WANT them to do well, but it’s hard to defend them when they make alienating choices.

          • awang0718

            No problem. I gotta agree with you again…its hard for me to sit here and read comments that are so defensive of Nintendo’s every little move.

          • Travis Touchdown

            Media propaganda. I’ve talked about this at length before, but the real reason Wii U is doing so poorly is completely out of Nintendo’s control at the moment.

            Setting up Miiverse and Nintendo Directs was a fantastic way to counteract the problem, but it’s going to take a while for the negative stigma to pass.

            And yes, third party developers cannot compete with Nintendo software, which is why they keep making up excuses as to why they won’t put their games on Nintendo platforms. They are indeed the problem, and it’s not Nintendo’s responsibility to fix them.

    • GreysonSeijuro

      This is more believable since we saw gameplay when it was announced.

  • GreysonSeijuro

    Considering we saw gameplay it’s pretty unlikely the game won’t be ready next year. I feel happy for the developer finally getting to move on from Killzone which while an interesting franchise, it never quite blossomed like how Uncharted did. It looks very creative and the gameplay looks and sounds amazing. This is in my top 3 games of next year with Zelda U and Uncharted 4.

  • PRIMUS

    I will pick this game over scale dudebro any day.

    • GreysonSeijuro

      It doesn’t look very dudebro to me, if anything it will help Microsoft move away from that reputation which I would love to see them try to do. And I agree what we saw from Scalebound looked rough and less impressive than this. Microsoft announced this prematurely imo, I like seeing gameplay at an announcement and then the game coming out within the holiday of the next year, like Fallout 4 or this game.

      • PRIMUS

        I know, reason I made a click bait comment lol. Microsoft is doing good with their approach to exclusives that are in house.

    • 7thlevel JR

      I will pick this game over xenogay chronicles any day

      • GreysonSeijuro

        Why are you calling it that?

        • PRIMUS

          He is calling it that because it copies and emulates a lot of Xenoblades charm, environments and scenery. Only difference is that Xenoblade already broke into the the realm of legendary games where, Ocarina of time, Mario Galaxies 1 and 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots etc.
          Need I say more.

          • GreysonSeijuro

            So there’s nothing actually gay about it? And I hope they do take inspiration from Xenoblade, both games look fantastic to me.

      • GreysonSeijuro

        Why are you calling it that?

      • PRIMUS

        Monolith Soft made Xenoblade Chronicles. A game that is better than all of Microsoft studios works combined. Let us discuss what, how and which Microsoft game can hold a candle to Xenoblade Chronicles.

        • 7thlevel JR

          deez nutz