Over a month ahead of release, an early build of Horizon Forbidden West has been leaked and media shared online.
|Horizon Forbidden West Leaked Before Launch
Earlier this month, developer Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed a new trailer introducing various tribes of upcoming action role-playing game Horizon Forbidden West, arriving on February 18, 2022.
More than a month before release, an early and unfinished version of Horizon Forbidden West on PlayStation 4 gets leaked, with screenshots begin to circulate on social media platforms and people are playing it on consoles in some cases.
Alleged images from PS4 version of Forbidden West begin to show up across social media and according to claims, leaked build of Horizon sequel is actually legitimate and has all content of final game, only except a few art assets missing.
Shortly after these newly leaked images were shared online, Twitter removed the media after receiving "a report from the copyright holder". Such action was taken within hours and it adds more credibility to legitimacy of Horizon II leak.
Twitter user Dualsense Floppa first reported about a leaked copy of Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 console.
Apparently they got access to it from a jailbreak ps4. Saw it on a Russian page— Dualsense Floppa (@theDualSense) January 10, 2022
It has originally appeared on a Russian page and leaked version was accessed from a jailbreak PS4 console. Though there is no confirmation on how many people have access to Forbidden West leaked copy but it surly looks good on PS4.
Leaked build of Forbidden West has not reportedly been shared on any file-sharing sites until now, which means not many people will be able to play it but Sony will try to prevent all story spoilers getting leaked ahead of official release.
Sony previously had a similar situation regarding The Last of Us Part II after it was leaked back in 2020. Major cut-scenes, story spoilers and a few gameplay videos were circulating on social media sites, before they were removed by Sony.
Horizon Forbidden West is one of the biggest PlayStation-exclusive games of ongoing console generation. Therefore, such incident is frustrating for fans and Sony would attempt to contain widespread leaks in coming weeks until release.