Horizon Forbidden West’s DualSense Capabilities Will Allow Players to “Feel Those Long Grass Leaves.”


Horizon Forbidden West seems to be shaping up for a full-on immersive experience.

Anyone who has rolled credits on Horizon Zero Dawn will have instantly wanted to dive straight back into its lush dystopian world. Packed with captivating storylines and fantastic machine battles, Horizon Zero Dawn lured gamers in with its mesmerizing environments.

Four years on from its release and it looks like players will have even more of an immersive experience in its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, according to Guerrilla studio director.

Horizon Forbidden West – Announcement Trailer

Horizon Forbidden West – Announcement Trailer

Tucked away neatly in a Wired article which looked at the state of the PlayStation 5 six months on from release, lay a short fragment of information discussing the highly-anticipated Horizon Forbidden West.

“To step away and to come back to it? Talk about giving me a gift.”

Guerrilla studio director Angie Smets talked briefly in the article about Horizon Forbidden West‘s DualSense’s haptics capabilities that will take players beyond their expectations when wanting to remain hidden in a compromising situation ”If you want to take a stealth approach to a combat situation and you dive into long grass,” she says, “you can feel those long grass leaves.”

Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, has been by Horizon Forbidden West’s side as well as getting involved in the game before leaving Guerrilla, announced in the article  “I spent some time yesterday with Horizon Forbidden West for the first time in seven or eight months. To step away and to come back to it? Talk about giving me a gift.”

Hotly anticipated to arrive this year, Horizon Forbidden West had succumbed to the rumours that it wouldn’t be ready until 2022 due to issues regarding the ongoing pandemic. Thankfully, the game still seems to be on the books for 2021.

Horizon: Forbidden West will launch on the PlayStation 4 alongside the PlayStation 5 version whenever the game releases at some point this year. Hopefully, we won’t have too long to wait to get our hands on it but you can be sure we will see more from Aloy and the machines in the lead-up to its launch.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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