Last week’s State of Play event showed Horizon Forbidden West running on PlayStation 5, but those visuals won’t just be reserved for Sony’s latest console. PS4 owners will also be able to experience the next chapter in the Horizon saga, and according to developer Guerilla Games. a lot of time has been spent developing the game specifically for that last-gen device, while also ensuring that the PS5 version would receive more next-gen features in the graphical department.
“A lot of the development has taken place on the PlayStation 4, and a lot of play-testing is also done on PS4, so we are ensuring that owners of that console will have a great experience and that the game will look fantastic,” game director Mathijs de Jonge said in a new interview with Game Informer.
“For the PS5, we can go much further of course. Visually we can add a lot more detail graphically. The rendering technique for the underwater scenes is special on the PS5, it has extra details and extra systems. The lighting on Aloy on the PS5 has much more definition, we use a special cinematic lighting rig that is on the PS4 is only used in cutscenes because we have more processing power in those scenes.”
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