Horizon Zero Dawn is still coming on March 1st, despite the rumors saying otherwise. A simple clerical error caused people to think the game was pushed back to its former release date, which was March 3rd. Thankfully, the mistake has been rectified, and nobody will have to wait the extra two long, excruciating days. Good has prevailed once more.
The electro-dinosaur hunting open world hack and slash RPG is one of the most anticipated games of the first half of 2017, so it’s easy to see why people would be bothered by yet another delay. It was already pushed back once, from December 2016 to March 2017. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the release day was moved forward a couple of days. The new launch was scheduled for March 1st, and all was dandy. Until the Playstation Store listing changed the date back to March 3rd.
Fans across the globe started worrying. It’s not a big delay, but it might be a symptom of bigger issues. Before defeatist thoughts could spiral out of control, Sony issues a statement to Gamespot, saying the change was due to an error. The game is still on track for a March 1st release in Europe, UK and Australia. Players in the US will be getting it a day earlier, on February 28th. Alloy’s fans can finally let out a collective sigh of relief. It’s not over till it’s over, though – there’s still plenty of time for another delay. Now is not the time to stop being anxious about it.
Sadly, the post-apocalyptic robo-romp is a Playstation 4 exclusive for now, so if you’re a PC or Xbox One user, don’t hold your breath. It might get ported at some point down the line, but it’s Sony’s heavy hitter for Spring 2017, and they’re banking on it to sell consoles.