Horizon Zero Dawn just hit PC, and, with Sony sharing its toys, Xbox fans are wondering if the game might come to Microsoft‘s console next. So, is there a Horizon Zero Dawn Xbox One version planned? Keep scrolling for the answer.
Is Horizon Zero Dawn coming to Xbox One?
There are currently no plans to release a Horizon Zero Dawn Xbox One port. There’s no Horizon Zero Dawn Xbox One release date to look forward to as a result.
Although it might be easy to assume that HZD Xbox One could happen now that the game isn’t a PlayStation exclusive, it isn’t very likely. The reason for this is that Xbox is PlayStation’s most direct competitor, whereas PC gaming largely occupies a different marketplace. Former PS4-exclusive titles like Death Stranding, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls have all hit PC without ever coming to Xbox.
Similarly, first-party Xbox games launch on PC but not PS4. There are a few rare cases to the contrary, mostly surrounding Minecraft and its spin-offs, but Sony has never launched a first-party PlayStation game on Xbox. There’s a first for everything, of course, but we wouldn’t advise betting on this.
Horizon Forbidden West is a sequel that’s currently being developed by Guerilla Games for PS5. It’s being positioned as a system-seller, which just goes to show that Sony has big plans for the franchise moving forwards. Making the series available on competing console hardware could be likened to self-sabotage in some ways.
Will Horizon Zero Dawn come to Xbox One?
- There are no plans to release a Horizon Zero Dawn Xbox One port.
- It’s unlikely to ever happen, as Sony (PlayStation) owns the game and would be sharing it with a direct competitor.
- Although Horizon Zero Dawn eventually came to PC, PC and console gaming are different sectors.
- There’s no HZD Xbox One release date.