Horizon Zero Dawn for PC leaks (again)

Yet more fuel for the port fire

February 26, 2020 A listing for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC briefly appeared on Amazon France.

The Sony-published, formerly PlayStation 4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC. No, that’s still not officially announced yet, but today we can add yet another item to the mounting pile of evidence that the launch is coming soon. A regional Amazon store listing has outed the PC port, just a few days before the third anniversary of the game’s release.

A Windows version of Horizon Zero Dawn went live on Amazon France earlier today, with Sony listed as the publisher. The listing has since been removed, but screenshots (like this one from Wario64 on Twitter) are still around. While store page screenshots are easily faked, the actual page was live just long enough to suggest that it was, indeed, real.

This comes after a January report which solidified long-standing rumours that Guerrilla Games’ sci-fi epic will get a oirt. Horizon Zero Dawn will launch on PC in 2020, as three anonymous sources within Sony told Kotaku’s Jason Schreier. The game is expected to launch on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, though it’s not clear if those platforms have been officially finalised just yet.

While Sony has sort of released PS4 exclusives on PC via PlayStation Now streaming in the past, Horizon will be the publisher’s first native port to home computers.

Developer Guerrilla Games is owned by Sony, which makes a Horizon PC port a bit different from other Sony-published PS4 titles like Death Stranding (published on PC by 505 Games) and Detroit: Become Human (now self-published by developer Quantic Dream). This might mark the start of platform-agnostic releases from the PlayStation brand – a strategy we’ve seen Microsoft go all in on in the latter stages of this generation.

Sony has not officially confirmed a Horizon PC port, but the track record of Kotaku’s insider reports is golden. We know Sony is skipping E3 again this year, but expect to see the publisher find another venue to make this news official.