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Horizon: Forbidden West and Ratchet & Clank PS5 2021 Launch Windows Clarified

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A trailer promoting the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5 may have clarified the expected release windows of games like Horizon: Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Gran Turismo 7 (Thanks, Eurogamer!).

The clarifications are seen in small print in PlayStation’s “New Worlds to Explore” PS5 trailer, which was uploaded to Youtube on November 5, 2020:

The trailer shows off brief footage from Horizon: Forbidden Wilds, Ratchet & Clank, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, and the Demon’s Souls remake.

While none of what’s shown is particularly new to folks keeping up with coverage of the games, the fine print does mention that while Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls will be out in time for the PS5’s November 12, 2020 launch day, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Returnal are “anticipated” for the first half of 2021. Meanwhile, Horizon: Forbidden West is anticipated for the second half of 2021. Before this, the anticipated dates were just left vague at “2021”.

Horizon: Forbidden West is the sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn, the hit open-world PS4 action game developed by Guerilla Games. The game will follow protagonist Aloy as she journeys to the titular Forbidden West on her mission to save the world. It is also in development for PS4.

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Japan and North America on November 12, 2020 alongside Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Horizon: Forbidden West is due in the second half of 2021.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.