Horizon Forbidden West has leaked online ahead of its release on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in February this year. Images have begun circulating across social media, so anyone looking to play the game unspoiled should show caution in the coming weeks.
It8217;s believed that a PS4 build of the upcoming action RPG has been obtained, though it8217;s unclear whether this is due to a hack or from a retail copy. A number of hackers claimed to have jailbreaked a PS4 console in December, which may have led to the game being made accessible.
Images first began appearing across Reddit and Twitter but are being 8220;removed in response to a report from the copyright holder8221;. This only adds to the legitimacy that these are in fact official Horizon shots. Naturally, this hasn8217;t stopped the web from sharing them as far as wide as possible and it8217;s unlikely Sony will be able to remove them all now.
This isn8217;t the first time Sony had had to deal with leaks prior to a major release in its catalogue. Spoilers concerning The Last of Us Part II heavily spread online more than a month before release, with rumours pointing to a 8220;disgruntled Naughty Dog employee8221; being the cause, according to GamesIndustry.biz. Let8217;s hope this isn8217;t down to the same reason.
Like a lot of others, Horizon was one of the biggest highlights of the PS4 generation and the sequel is up there for most anticipated games of 2022. From everything we8217;ve seen, it looks like it8217;s going to be something spectacular so while spoilers are now out there, it8217;s probably worth hanging on that little bit longer to experience the game completely fresh.