Horizon Forbidden West reportedly leaks online weeks ahead of release
Anyone keen on going spoiler-free into Horizon Forbidden West, be warned: the game has leaked online.
A report by Video Games Chronicle (VGC) states that an early build of the open-world action RPG from Guerrilla Games has indeed made it online on Monday. It appears to be of the PS4 version and is only missing certain graphical assets. Images from the leaked build made it onto social media but are quickly getting taken down and replaced with only “This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder” disclaimers. It seems Sony is responding to the leak quickly.
The tweet below, for example, has some spoiler-filled images attached to it until recently.
Leaked Horizon Forbidden West footage pic.twitter.com/gDeOhfwzEU
— Dualsense Floppa (@theDualSense) January 10, 2022
Horizon Forbidden West isn’t coming out until Feb. 18, so this leak’s arrival will make dodging spoilers online much more challenging than it would have been otherwise. It’s quite a shame, especially as this will likely go down as one of the best PS5 games.
As of Tuesday morning, neither Sony nor Guerrilla Games have publicly acknowledged the leak, but both parties are clearly aware of it. Though any sort of public announcement would likely draw even more attention to the situation, so perhaps they’ll be quiet about it in general.
Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.