Horizon: Forbidden West is coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, leading some to believe that the cross-generation development limited the game in some capacity. Game director Mathijs de Jonge has now spoken about this, saying Forbidden West will shine on both PS4 and PS5, though the next-gen edition has a number of benefits.
“I don’t think the cross-generation development was limiting in any way,” he told Hardware Zone. “When we started with the concept of this game, we had so many great ideas that ended up being included, to the point that we didn’t really think about hardware limitations or anything, we just wanted to design a really nice, unique experience for the player. An awesome adventure.”
The “big delta” between the PS4 and PS5 versions of Forbidden West is mainly “on the graphical side of things,” de Jonge said. “On the PlayStation 5, we can add so much more detail graphically. We can see the tiny hairs on Aloy’s face, for example. You can also see a ton of detail from far away,” he said.