Horizon game director Forbbiden West confirmed that the Burning Shores expansion is still sticking to its previous release date and has not been delayed.
With Horizon Forbidden West’s Burning Shores expansion set to launch in just over a month, many speculated that the expansion might be delayed. But in a new interview on the PlayStation blog with Matisse de Jong, the game’s director, he confirmed that Elway’s Los Angeles adventure still sticks to its history; Even if the published information is small.
This interview is about how Gorilla Games Studio uses the power of the 9th generation PlayStation 5 console for this DLC. It should be emphasized that although the Horizon Forbidden West game was also released for PlayStation 4, its add-on package is only available for PS5. De Jong says that this has made the Dutch team use the power of the mentioned console’s hardware even more than the original game.
He said: “The ruins of Los Angeles and its surrounding environment are very detailed and require high processing power along with fast streaming technology to perform properly; Especially when the player is flying and can see many things at once. One of the settlements is located in and around these Bajzayat ruins and we were able to include many activities in it.
De Jong tried not to spoil anything, but did mention a boss fight that actually uses the PlayStation 5 hardware: “Another notable item is a certain fight scene that requires a lot of processing power and memory. To achieve this grand vision both technically and creatively, we really appreciated the many advantages of the PS5 hardware.”
Although Horizon Forbidden West was a mid-generational work, but this game is one of the most graphic-heavy games on the PlayStation 5, and it will be interesting to see the result of Gorilla’s work with this expansion pack on the console. Fortunately, this expansion will not be delayed and we can hope that new information will be released soon.