Guerrilla Games’ upcoming futuristic role-playing Horizon Zero Dawn was delayed from 2016 till 2017, mainly to give more time for the developer to polish the game.
Speaking with GameSpot, Director Mathijs de Jonge explained that the entire time between the original release date and the new delayed one is to give the development team more time to polish the game and raise the overall quality.
“It’s all polish. We have this open world. It’s very big. We have a lot of quests; we have a lot of different regions as well. We have a lot of different Machines. Just playtesting this, it’s very, very time-consuming. We have so many components. We just want to raise the quality on the different areas.”
Recently, we also discovered that the game will allow you to create quests, which makes you choose a resource you need and create a quest for it with that specific resource offered as a reward. This feature was implemented to reduce grinding and allow players to enjoy the game.
Horizon Zero Dawn will release in early 2017 exclusively for the PS4.