Devs of ‘Horizon Forbidden West” Looking into Game’s Visual Bugs
For the past few years people have been eager to get into Aloy’s next adventure. It’s finally here. Although it was criticised for confusing pricing, which caused most players to pay HTML10 more than necessary, Horizon Forbidden West has received great reviews. In our review, we praised its “huge open world, stunning new biomes and incredible story” and plenty of content to keep players busy.
It’s not all rainbows and sunshine in the land prohibited. On PS5 in particular, players have been encountering visual issues. Also, we noticed that visual hiccups could break immersion on newer consoles. Guerrilla Games has already been notified of a number of these issues.
These problems are not surprising, considering the excellent graphical fidelity of the console. Aloy can even see the peach fuzz in his face. Technical reports recommend Resolution mode which runs at 30fps over Performance mode which runs 60. Players who have grown accustomed to the faster frame rates complain that this mode’s graphical problems make it difficult for them to play.
Many complained that graphics in the PS5 Performance mode are too sharp, making images visually noisy. Some complained about objects popping out and shimmering due to ineffective anti-aliasing. Guerrilla’s community manager has posted a reddit message in which he thanked everyone for their feedback and stated that they are working hard to fix the problem as soon as possible.
The team is working diligently to address these issues with high priority. We aim to send an update as soon as possible. We will do our best to get you back into the wilds as quickly as possible so that you can discover all the hidden secrets of the Forbidden East.
It seems that the best thing for PS5 fans is to either play in Resolution mode, or wait until the Performance patch is available.