Despite the announcement of Sony Interactive Entertainment that Horizon Forbidden West is still coming this year, rumor has it that it will be delayed to next year.
According to a certain source on Twitter, Forbidden West will be delayed to 2022. This individual did not give any reason as to why it will be delayed, but he has a reputation. He was the one to leaked the PC port of Horizon: Zero Dawn, so he has a somewhat good record.
Take this with a grain of salt though since no official announcement was given from Guerilla Games.
According to one commentor on Reddit, it was speculated that internally in the studio, the game will be delayed. Some say it is due to the difficulties they face with the work-from-home aesthetic, which is why results are getting slowed down.
Other commentors are saying it will still be announced to launch within this year, but it will be by Fall 2021 at most and not next year. They also acknowledge that they have heard Guerilla Games are having difficulty in producing results with the global pandemic going on.
Again, take these rumors with a grain of salt for now. We will have to wait from the developers to make the official announcements.
Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS5 within 2021.