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Horizon Forbidden West: All Differences Between PS4 and PS5 Versions

If you’re considering an upgrade, here are all the differences between the PS4 and PS5 versions of Horizon Forbidden West.

Our next Horizon experience is almost here and Guerrilla Games has been hard at work delivering a true next-gen title for PS5 owners.

However, one of the most impressive things about the upcoming title is just how good Horizon Forbidden West looks on PS4!

At the time, we thought Zero Dawn was pushing the limits of the PS4’s hardware. However, Forbidden West looks to be quite the major upgrade, even without a new console to play it on.

Thankfully, you can also upgrade to Horizon Forbidden West’s PS5 version for free, assuming you bought the game on PS4 already.

Horizon Forbidden West Mount
Guerrilla Games

And doing so actually seems to be $10 cheaper than buying the next-gen version outright.

Full List of All PS5 Upgrades – Horizon Forbidden West

Here’s every upgrade that PS5 owners will experience in Horizon Forbidden West when coming from PS4.

  • Visual improvements, including more heavily-detailed graphics.
  • A special underwater rendering system for extra detail.
  • Extra details and functions, such as an improved wave technique.
  • Much more definition in lighting, thanks to special cinematic lighting rig. On PS4, this is only possible in cutscenes due to lower processing power.
  • PS5 Performance Mode running at 60 FPS.
  • 3D audio.
  • DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Still looking for a next-gen console? Here’s where to find a PS5 console this week!

After all, Horizon is definitely worth playing on the best possible hardware. For a while now, it’s been one of our most anticipated games of 2022!

It looks like our return to the mechanical world is going to be quite the adventure. And no matter what console you’re playing on, it’s sure to be an incredible experience.

Be sure to check out the latest Horizon Forbidden West trailer here, and kick your hype levels into overdrive!

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Wednesday 9th of February 2022

Anyone have an educated guess, when this comes to pc?