Guerrilla Games Provides Funny Workaround for Horizon Zero Dawn Crashes on Cinematics

Guerrilla Games Provides Funny Workaround for Horizon Zero Dawn Crashes on Cinematics

You can possibly work around Horizon Zero Dawn's rare problem with cinematics, if you have a couple of hours to spare.

While Horizon Zero Dawn is a remarkably polished game, for an open world adventure, a number of players are experiencing crashes on cinematics, and especially on the rather long opening video.

I’m positive that those experiencing the issue aren’t laughing, but it’s hard not to find the potential workaround provided by Guerrilla Games today on Reddit rather funny.

“Following up on our message from yesterday, we are aware that a small number of users are suffering a crash during cinematic sequences when playing Horizon: Zero Dawn, most notably in the opening cinematic. We are investigating the issue with the highest priority.

In the meantime, we believe we have a potential, temporary workaround for users that play the game from Blu-ray disc. Please note that these steps may not solve the issue for all the users.


  • After the game has crashed please restart your PS4.
  • After your PS4 has restarted, leave the Horizon: Zero Dawn disc in the PS4 for 2 hours while the PS4 is powered on and idle.
  • Then start the game again.

Viewing the intro cinematic: If you missed a part of the intro cinematic, you can view it again from the main menu of the game – Extras > Intro Movie.

We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience!

Of course, the studio is working on a more permanent solution, but if you can’t wait and you have a couple of hours to spare, you might want to try this one.

If you want to read more about the game, you can enjoy our full review. Horizon Zero Dawn is currently available worldwide exclusively for PS4.