Horizon Forbidden West PS5 Patch 1.21: QoL Features and Support for Burning Shores Expansion

Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.15
Horizon Forbidden West Update 1.15 Sony

The gaming industry has come a long way in recent years, with developers focusing on making their games more accessible to a wider audience. Sony games are known for being extremely accessible and Horizon Forbidden West is no different. Developer Guerrilla Games recently released a patch that introduced a ton of accessibility features to their latest title.

Patch 1.21 also prepares the game for the Burning Shores expansion, which will go live on PS5 tomorrow. Maybe that’s why the update is exclusive to PS5. It is not known if PS4 players will get the new accessibility features or not.

Patch 1.21 will allow players to enlarge the size of the subtitle, an important feature for players having trouble reading small-sized text. A color-blindness setting has been added as well, along with navigation assist in Focus Mode.

Many players who aren’t good with a controller will also appreciate the auto camera option. A Thalassophobia mode is included and is a blessing for those suffering from fear of large bodies of water. We are interested to see how this will actually work in the game.

Thank the gods, the developer also added the auto-pickup option, meaning when turned on, players won’t have to press a button to loot every time. Just go near the loot to automatically put it in your inventory.

New Features

  • Introduced new accessibility features, including:
    • Enlarging Subtitles
    • Auto-Pickup
    • Color Blindness settings
    • Auto camera
    • Navigation assist in Focus Mode
    • Thalassophobia mode
    • Additional accessibility features
  • Support for Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores expansion has been added.

The patch notes are taken from a Reddit post by the developer.

Burning Shores expansion might not be a full game but it is still an important offering for April. Several more high-profile titles are itching to join your catalog this month. Check out our previous article for more details.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you been playing Horizon Forbidden West recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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