Video game developer Guerrilla Games officially confirms an extremely small size of the day one patch for its forthcoming open world action-RPG, Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Although Horizon: Zero Dawn has gone gold, it doesn’t mean that development for the game has actually ceased altogether, as Guerrilla Games has now confirmed that the title will indeed receive a day one patch. Even though this is the case, fans looking forward to purchasing Horizon: Zero Dawn shouldn’t fret about having to part ways with a huge amount of data in order to download the update, as the patch is going to be surprisingly small.
As seen below in the tweet from Guerrilla Games, the studio intends on releasing a day one patch for Horizon: Zero Dawn that weighs in at a rather light 250MB. The developer did not go on to explicate exactly what the update will contain, but considering its small size, fans shouldn’t expect to encounter any drastic alterations being made to the game after downloading and applying it on their respective consoles, whether it be a standard PlayStation 4, PS4 Slim, or PS4 Pro. Guerrilla Games did, however, say the full patch notes would be available once Horizon: Zero Dawn launches.
For those interested, #HorizonZeroDawn will receive a day one patch of around 250MB.
— Guerrilla Games (@Guerrilla) February 16, 2017
Interestingly enough, prior to Guerrilla Games’ confirmation of Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s day one patch size, there had been loads of speculation circulating online that the upcoming open world title would require an incredibly hefty launch day update. As it happens, there were concerns that the patch would require upwards of 16GB, but thankfully, the space it takes up won’t be noticeable at all and these rumors can be laid to rest.
With Horizon: Zero Dawn having encountered multiple delays and setbacks throughout its lengthy production process, it would have been dismaying if the title would have required a gigantic day one update, but considering the releases of many other games that have come out during this current era in gaming, it wouldn’t have been too unexpected. After all, lots of other Triple-A titles like Gears of War 4, for example, received bulky day one updates, with the The Coalition having put out an 11GB launch day patch for the third-person shooter.
Taking all of this into account, those looking forward to jumping into Horizon: Zero Dawn on day one ought to be elated by the fact that they won’t have to wait long at all after downloading and applying the patch. Hopefully, though, the very same fans who play the game will go on to find a plethora of reasons from Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s content to justify its status as one of the most anticipated games of 2017.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is set to launch on February 28, 2017 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.