Horizon Zero Dawn PC Trailer, Release Date, System Requirements And More Released

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  • Playstation 4
  • Action
  • Open World
  • RPG
2017-02-28
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Horizon Zero Dawn SONY

There you have it. After months of anticipation, Horizon Zero Dawn's PC release date is officially confirmed. The good thing is that you don’t have to wait that long. The game will launch on August 7 and will be available on both Steam and Epic Game Store. You can also pre-order the game on both platforms for only $50.

Developer of the game, Guerrilla Games, also released a PC feature trailer that showed off additional features for the PC port. You can watch the trailer below.

It’s not that far-fetched to say that the PC version of the game looks superior to the PS4 version. The game comes with a couple of new features that will enhance the player’s experience. The trailer confirmed ultra-wide monitor support, uncapped framerates, and customizable graphical options.

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You will be able to change the FOV, aspect ratio, and render scale for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC. You can even set your own custom FPS limit. The PC version will support 4K resolution and HDR Scaling. HZD will also feature better dynamic foliage and more improved reflections than the PS4 version. Customizable mapping for mouse and keyboard is also available. Oh, and did we mention that the game comes with an inbuilt benchmarking tool? Guerrilla Games really knows how to make PC players happy.

That’s not all, though. Thankfully you won’t need a killer PC to run Horizon Zero Dawn. Guerrilla also released system requirements for the game and they are not too demanding. To run the game on minimum settings, you will need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) paired with either an Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX 6300@3.5GHz. You will also need 8GB of RAM.

The requirements go high if you want to play the game on Ultra. This is when you will need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB) paired with Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz. The total RAM requirement also increases to 16GB. The game will only run on Windows 10 64-bits and will require 100GB of space. So, you might want to upgrade here if you still one of those people that loves their Windows 7.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX 6300@3.5GHz
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 100GB available space

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 100GB available space

Guerrilla Games isn’t holding back. They ported the Complete Edition of Horizon Zero Dawn to PC, which means that you won’t be missing any content, however, unlike Death Stranding, you are not getting any extra stuff either. The Complete Edition of Horizon Zero Dawn comes with The Frozen Wilds expansion and some cosmetic packs.

HORIZON ZERO DAWN COMPLETE EDITION INCLUDES:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
  • Carja Trader Pack
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
  • Banuk Traveller Pack
  • Nora Keeper Pack
  • Digital art book

Horizon Zero Dawn was released back in 2017 and was seen as one of the top-tier PlayStation 4 titles. The game received critical reception from both fans and critics. HZD won many awards and was also one of the best-selling games for PS4, as it sold around 10 million copies. HZD also spawned a sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, which will release in 2021 for PlayStation 5.

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the few first-party games owned by Sony that is getting a PC release. Sony normally holds a tight grip on its exclusives. Another PS4 title, Death Stranding, is also launching on PC on July 14, however, that one is not a first-party owned title. We hope both games do well in sales because who knows, maybe that will open the gate for other PlayStation exclusive titles for PC. I, for one, would love to play God Of War and The Last Of Us Part 2 on PC.

So what do you think? Are you excited for the PC port of Horizon Zero Dawn? Have you played the game on PlayStation 4? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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