Guerilla Games proves it hasn’t forgotten about the PlayStation 4 owners. In recent video footage, the developer showcased Aloy walking around the same area as it was on the PlayStation 4 Pro footage, judging by its looks. It looks very smooth and polished, close to touching the heights of the PS5.
Nevertheless, the showcased footage contains nothing but the environment, without any other visual impacts on the performance, which means its triumph cannot be pinpointed exactly. You can take a look at the PS4 video below:
Guerilla Games tends to provide a vibrant world on all PlayStation consoles. In a recent statement, Studio Director & Executive Producer Angie Smets stated:
In the past few months, we’ve shown you a selection of our brand new machines in action, as well as some of the locations and settlements of the vibrant tribes inhabiting the world of Horizon, all captured on the PS5 console. Today you get a first exclusive look at gameplay that we captured on the PS4 Pro console.
This means that the previous-gen console has not been forgotten at all, and the sequel has no problems running Horizon Zero Dawn on the PlayStation 4. It’s mind-blowing to think of a 9-year-old console capable of running a piece of code this smoothly. At this point, we believe that the PS5 has just a slight visual advantage over the PS4, and it’s not as significant as believed.