Horizon Zero Dawn update 1.03 rolls out
Guerrilla Games has rolled out a new Horizon: Zero Dawn patch in a continued effort to improve the performance of its critically acclaimed open-world adventure game.
Horizon: Zero Dawn update 1.03 is available to download now and weighs in at only 227.9MB, and irons out issues related to crashing and progression. Guerrilla has been busy polishing the game since launch, with the previous update also fixing a number of crashing issues that have been rearing their heads since the game’s release on February 28.
Powered by the Amsterdam-based studio’s Decima engine, which is also being used for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn began development in 2011 following the completion of Killzone 3, and is the first original IP from Guerrilla since 2005’s Killzone. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that has been taken over by mechanical creatures, supplanting humans as the dominant ‘race’ on earth.
Unlike its first-person shooter stablemate, Horizon eschews traditional gunplay in favor of more primitive weaponry, with players controlling hunter Aloy who must battle with her robotic foes with a diverse arsenal to salvage their vital components to fuel humanity’s survival. The game features a massive open-world to explore that is filled to the brim with side quests and other activities outside of the main quest.
Horizon received high praise from critics and gave PS4 its biggest new IP launch to date, hitting no.1 on the U.K. All Format Chart in the process following its debut in Europe on March 1.