Even before the reviews came out, we knew that Horizon Forbidden West was going to be a looker. Aside from all the PlayStation 5 teasers and trailers we’ve had for the game, we’ve also been subject to a brief glimpse at the PS4 game – and even that looked better than a lot of third-party PS5 games.
Now that the embargo is up on pre-release coverage, we’re getting a better look at just how well the game performs on the last generation of Sony’s consoles. Per the folks over at Digital Foundry, it’s good news: Horizon Forbidden West is just as impressive on last-gen tech as it is on the PS5 behemoth. But that isn’t to say there isn’t a clear cross-generational difference when you see the game in action.
Most notably, our colleagues over at Digital Foundry have observed that the PS4 version of the game sort-of downgrades to a “carefully curated equivalent to ‘PC low settings'” realisation of the game, “up against an all-out ultra-class experience on PlayStation 5”.