Horizon Forbidden West DLC Access Reportedly Requires Beating Full Game
Access to the Horizon Forbidden West DLC, titled Burning Shores, reportedly requires completing the base game.
Game journalists who are to receive early review copies of Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores have been informed by the publisher, SIE, that access to the DLC is only available after finishing the last main quest line.
This could end up being a hurdle for reviewers, who will be looking to post their review as soon as the embargo is lifted. They may or may not have access to their save file for the base game due to accidental deletion data corruption. The embargo date has yet to be confirmed by the publisher.
Despite the base game also being available on PS4, Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores is set for release exclusively for PS5 on April 18, 2023. Developer Guerrilla Games claims to be taking advantage of the current-gen console’s feature set, thereby preventing a PS4 version of the expansion from happening.
Previously, it was reported that the development budget for Horizon Forbidden West exceeded $100 million, making it the most expensive media production in the Netherlands. According to the trivia section for Horizon Forbidden West on IMDB, the game was developed with a budget of over 110 million Euros (approximately 118 million US Dollars), making it the most expensive media ever produced in the Netherlands.
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.