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Horizon: Zero Dawn reportedly coming to Steam and Epic Games Store sometime this year

Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to PC sometime in 2020
Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to PC sometime in 2020 (Image Source: Playstation)
PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn is reportedly coming to PC sometime in 2020, according to a report by Kotaku. The title will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Anil Satyanarayana,
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The gaming community is largely divided over the topic of exclusives. Some say that they help companies recover the massive R&D cost that goes into developing a console, while others state that it is anti-competitive, as it restricts players to a platform. Sony, in particular, has funded a plethora of studios to develop games for its console. One has to purchase a PlayStation to play genre-defying titles such as Uncharted, The Last of Us and Bloodborne. Another critically-acclaimed game, Horizon: Zero Dawn, is also exclusive to the PlayStation 4.

A report now tells us that the game may make its way to PC sometime this year. Three anonymous sources familiar with the matter told Jason Schreier of Kotaku that Horizon: Zero Dawn will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store sometime in 2020. It is a welcome move, but hardly surprising, considering that Death Stranding is coming to PC this summer too. Both titles are based on the same Decima engine, so porting Horizon: Zero Dawn to PC shouldn't be much of a hassle.

Sony has been a lot more liberal with its exclusives ever since Microsoft opened up their Halo and Gears of War franchises. Detroit: Become Human and Beyond Two Souls were two PlayStation exclusives that made their way to PC in 2019. Does this mean that we'll play God of War and Marvel: Spiderman on Steam? Probably not. Just because Sony is willing to let a few games go doesn't mean that it'll relinquish control of what can best be described as it's flagship titles.

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Anil Ganti - Senior Tech Writer - 655 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-01-17 (Update: 2020-01-17)