Tomorrow, PlayStation 5 gamers are in for a treat as Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition hits the shelves. While it’s not unusual for games and their downloadable content (DLC) to be bundled together, this release stands out because it’s truly comprehensive – and it’s all right there on physical discs.
Just a few days ago, Guerrilla, the developers, confirmed that the physical version of the Complete Edition, launching on October 6, will contain everything a player could want – patches and DLC included. This announcement is a game-changer for collectors who prefer physical copies, as it means you can have a fully updated version of Forbidden West proudly displayed on your shelf. Even when the PS5 servers eventually shut down, your game will remain in its best form, with no need to worry about downloading updates since they are already on the disc.
While it’s not entirely unprecedented for modern developers to release updated physical versions containing all the patches and DLC, it’s not always done with much fanfare. Some game cartridges for platforms like the Nintendo Switch receive revisions quietly, with patches included on the cartridge. Determining which version has the updates has become a project for dedicated fans.
Unfortunately, many so-called “complete” re-releases merely include a digital voucher for DLC and the same unpatched disc that was in the original game. As we move into an era where online services for older consoles are being discontinued, the availability of these patches becomes uncertain. For collectors and gamers who enjoy revisiting old titles, having the actual content on the disc is vital.
Of course, Forbidden West is a massive game, especially when you factor in the Burning Shores DLC. The file size alone is substantial. Early images of the back of the Complete Edition box suggest that it will come with two discs. This makes it the first double-platter PS5 game, surpassing even the notable Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. While having two discs might increase manufacturing costs, it’s a move that has been welcomed by the gaming community. Fans appreciate that Guerrilla and Sony have gone above and beyond with this release, ensuring that players and collectors alike can enjoy the game to its fullest without worrying about future server closures or missing updates.
In summary, the Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition for PS5 is not just another game release; it’s a testament to the dedication of developers to provide players with a truly complete and hassle-free gaming experience, all neatly packed into two physical discs.