Horizon Zero Dawn PC Releases August 7th; Unlocked Frame Rate, System Requirements, Benchmark Tool Confirmed

Francesco De Meo
Horizon Zero Dawn

[UPDATE] Following the EULA going up on Steam earlier today, Guerrilla Games confirmed that Horizon Zero Dawn PC will release on August 7th, priced €49.99/$49.99/¥4900. The new trailer, which can be found below, highlights some of the PC version exclusive features, such as unlocked frame rate, dynamic foliage, improved reflections, and a built-in benchmarking tool.

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC System Requirements


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX 6300@3.5GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 100 GB available space


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K@3.5GHz or Ryzen 5 1500X@3.5GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 100 GB available space

Additionally, the developers shared a detailed FAQ for what can be expected to be in Horizon Zero Dawn PC.

  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC will support multiple resolutions up to native 4k.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC can be played in 32:9 ultrawide ratio and at a 3840x1080 resolution if your hardware supports it. Note that cutscenes remain limited to a 16:9 ratio.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC allows you to choose from several presets for both AA and AF settings. It does not offer raytracing support. The characters, machines and environments are the same as those found in the PS4 version.
[ORIGINAL STORY] Horizon Zero Dawn PC release may be just around the corner, judging from what has been discovered today.

Twitter user Morwull reported that the game's EULA has gone up on Steam, hinting at an imminent release. The user also suggests that it may release on Steam right after the Summer Sale ends next week, on July 9th.

The Horizon Zero Dawn PC version has been confirmed back in March. The game will support NVIDIA Ansel as well as Ultrawide resolutions. For the rest, the game will feature the same engaging open-world experience of the original PlayStation 4 release.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a pure sign of what can be completed with an exceptionally designed open world. Not only that, it has exceptional characterisation and a sincere story that doesn't shoehorn elements, allowing for the organic growth of characters. This is a game that I can barely find any faults with, except borrowing some elements from other open-world games. Even so, it made each and every element its own in one of the best games to date.

The game also received a major expansion called The Frozen Wild which introduces a new area, new enemies, and more. 

With a new focused story, a harshly beautiful new area, new weapons, enemies and skills, The Frozen Wilds is a worthy expansion of the open world game developed by Guerrilla Games. Ultimately, it's more of the same, as the expansion lacks any major new gameplay mechanics, but when so much love is put into a product, is it really an issue? Highly recommended to all Horizon Zero Dawn owners.

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