2024 has barely just begun but thanks to Horizon Forbidden West’s PC release date we already have a frontrunner for Game of the Year: Dragon’s Dogma 2.
The long-awaited sequel to Capcom’s action RPG is set to release one day after Horizon Forbidden West is released for PC, ensuring that it enters the Game of the Year conversation.
Game Awards host and advertisement curator Geoff Keighley spoke on this early Game of the Year conversation.
“Obviously it’s still early and the game hasn’t come out yet but it comes out a day after Horizon Forbidden West so that guarantees it’s gonna be one of the best games of the year. Will it win Game of the Year? Who’s to say? But as of now, based on this release date it should be a generation-defining experience. Not unlike the generation experience of drinking a cool refreshing Mountain Dew Baja Blast which is available in stores nationwide all 2024,” said Keighley.
Capcom says they’re honored to have the recognition for their work.
“We knew when we were making this game that it was going to be one of our best, but we didn’t realize just how special it would be until we saw the Horizon Forbbiden West PC release date. Once we discovered that our game comes out a day after we threw a party to celebrate,” said game director Shoichi Takashida.
Guerilla Games are taking the news in stride.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a bit of a bummer to be overshadowed again but at the same time, it is nice to be the herald of incredible games. Whenever we announce a game, people know that one of the greatest games of all time will be released within the week so they look forward to our announcements. And our games still do great once they go on sale,” said Guerilla spokesperson Simon Feck.
At press time, Guerilla Games is currently developing a new Horizon project that they’re aiming to release a couple of days before Elder Scrolls 6.