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Horizon Forbidden West Sport Director Says Cross-Gen Improvement Was ‘Not Limiting in Any Method’

Horizon Forbidden West sport director Mathijs de Jonge has defined that growing this new sport for each PS4 and PS5 was “not limiting in any means.”

As reported by GameSpot, de Jonge was chatting with HardwareZone when he was requested if there have been any noticeable variations between the PS4 and PS5 variations of Horizon Forbidden West, and if growing for each platforms concurrently was holding the crew again in any respect.

“I do not suppose the cross-generation improvement was limiting in any means,” de Jonge mentioned. “Once we began with the idea of this sport, we had so many nice concepts that ended up being included – to the purpose that we did not actually take into consideration {hardware} limitations or something, we simply wished to design a very nice, distinctive expertise for the participant. An superior journey. That is how we additionally brainstormed all of the quests and occasions the participant goes to undergo.”

“I believe that the large delta between these two consoles, aside from the 3D audio, fast loading and DualSense in fact, is on the graphical aspect of issues. On the PlayStation 5, we are able to add a lot extra element graphically. We will see the tiny hairs on Aloy’s face, for instance. You may as well see a ton of element from distant.”

de Jonge continued by declaring the moss rising on the rocks within the Horizon Forbidden West State of Play gameplay demo. In accordance with him, every particular person strand of moss is rendered individually on the PS5, and is only one instance of how the PS5 takes the expertise to a brand new stage.

The cinematic lighting rig additionally advantages from the PS5’s processing energy, as it’s allowed for use throughout gameplay and cinematics, versus simply in cinematics on PS4.

For extra on Horizon Forbidden West, which is aiming for a vacation 2021 launch date, check out other PS4 and PS5 differences, new details on free climbing and combat, and 17 things we learned from the Horizon Forbidden West State of Play.

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You may observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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