Horizon Forbidden West on the PS5 will be the star of the show at today’s State of Play. For those who aren’t familiar with the practice, Sony holds a “State of Play” livestream every few months, where it showcases upcoming PlayStation games and hardware. Today (May 27), Sony will spend 20 minutes on Horizon Forbidden West, 14 of which will give fans their first look at actual gameplay.
First things first: If you want to watch the State of Play for yourself, the main event will start at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET/10 PM BST. Sony is hosting the stream on both Twitch and YouTube. We’ve also embedded a link below, so you can watch the proceedings without ever leaving this page:
While the event proper doesn’t begin until later today, you can actually watch the stream right now. There’s “live” footage of environments from the Horizon world, and the view changes every few minutes. It seems to be mostly landscape footage with the occasional animal, but perhaps eagle-eyed Horizon fans will catch something more interesting in the hours leading up to the State of Play.
Horizon Forbidden West is a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, one of the most popular PlayStation exclusives from the PS4 generation. Sony announced Horizon Forbidden West during an early PS5 State of Play, but so far, all the information we have about the game is contained within a single three-minute trailer. Furthermore, the trailer shows off prerendered cutscenes, not live gameplay.
That won’t be the case in today’s State of Play. Sony has promised 14 straight minutes of Horizon Forbidden West gameplay, where we’ll almost certainly see protagonist Aloy sneak through some tall grass, shoot some arrows and take down an animalistic robot or two. We may also learn more about the game’s current development status, and eventual release date. Currently, the game is on track to come out before the end of 2021, but that’s all we know.
Tom’s Guide will be live-blogging all the information on this page as it happens, so come back at 5 PM ET to learn all the latest information about Horizon Forbidden West in real time. We’ll also recap all the news once the State of Play is over.