Horizon Zero Dawn became one of the most praised action-adventure RPGs as soon as it came out. There were many reasons behind the success of the game, but the ranged combat, enemy design, and a simplistic take on RPG mechanics were the main highlights of the game. The game looked beautiful and ran flawlessly, even on the base PS4. It was a PlayStation exclusive up until last year when Guerrilla games (developer) announced that the PC port would release in 2020. It was not a surprise as the fact that the PC port is coming was heavily leaked before.
If you are one of those who want to experience the game at its finest, the PC port will release on 7th August on Steam and Epic Games Store. Before the launch of the game, Guerrilla has announced a bunch of new PC exclusive features.
Since PC is an open platform with a range of different configurations, the developer has added a lot of options to enhance the experience. It will be the first time people experience the game in true 4K, which will definitely be a mesmerizing experience. Additionally, the game now supports unlocked frames and ultra-wide displays.
There are many graphical updates, including and not limited to dynamic foliage and improved reflections. Dynamic foliage will allow Aloy (protagonist) to better blend in the tall grass during stealth sequences, making it more realistic. Other than that, they have added a comprehensive benchmark tool that looks very similar to the one present in the Shadow of Tomb Raider. There is also an option to map controls according to one’s needs.
Lastly, it is the “Game of the Year” version, which means it has the story expansion “Frozen Wilds” and a bunch of in-game goodies that can be unlocked at different stages of the game. The pre-purchase of the game is now live on Steam, and it only costs $15.99.