Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Download Size Is Almost Double That Of The Frozen Wilds
The download size for Guerrilla Games’ forthcoming PS5 exclusive expansion to Horizon Forbidden West, titled Burning Shores, has been revealed, and it’s almost double that of the download size for The Frozen Wilds, the original game’s expansion.
In addition to the download size, the pre-load date for Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores has also been revealed. The PlayStation Store has updated the pre-load date for digital pre-orders of the expansion. Those who have the DLC pre-ordered can expect to download the game two days before its release on April 19, 2023.
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Download Size
The download size for Horizon Forbidden West’s expansion can be seen below.
- US: 15.439 GB
- Europe: 16.7 GB
- Japan: 14.921 GB
For the sake of comparison, Horizon Zero Dawn’s expansion, The Frozen Wilds, has a download size of less than 9 GB, suggesting that the sequel’s DLC may be more substantial in terms of content.
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Pre-load Date
The pre-load schedule for Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores can be seen below.
- Pre-load available on: April 17, 2023
Details regarding the review embargo for Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores are not yet available, though reviews are expected to drop soon after the pre-load goes live.
Previously, it was reported that Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores may have received a physics upgrade. The Lead Game Tech Programmer at Guerrilla Games, Jorrit Rouwe, has recently released a new version of Jolt Physics, an open-source physics library that he wrote and maintains. The physics engine is used in Horizon Forbidden West, and it’s likely that the forthcoming Burning Shores expansion may have incorporated this physics upgrade.
Horizon Forbidden West is a 2022 action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game, which is a follow-up to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn, is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the Western United States that is recovering from an extinction event brought on by a rogue robot swarm. With ranged and melee weapons, the player can fight hostile machine creatures in the open world while completing quests. Since February 21, 2023, the game has been available as part of the PS Plus Extra and Premium catalog.