Horizon Forbidden West Cross-Play and Co-Op: Is it possible?

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
News Editor
With an overpowering desire to always get to the bottom of things and uncover the truth, Alex spent most of his time working as a news reporter, anchor,... read more
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  • Many Horizon Forbidden West players we wondering if cross-play is even possible.
  • Unfortunately, Guerilla Games hasn't yet added such a feature to their latest game.
  • Neither co-op multiplayer is available in Forbidden West, although it was planned.
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For a real gamer, few things compare to the sweet feeling of trying out a new game that you’ve been expecting for some time.

The feeling is the same regardless of the platform you choose to play on, but today we’re going to focus on PlayStation and their exclusive Horizon Forbidden West title.

And, if you are a fan of this Guerilla Games title, you’ve surely also enjoyed its prequel, Horizon Zero Dawn, which is now also available for PC players on Steam.

Not many know this, but Zero Dawn was reportedly intended to be a co-op game when the development process first started.

However, due to the hardware limitation issues encountered at the time, Guerilla Games made the hard decision to scrap the idea.

But what about Forbidden West? Have developers completely changed their minds and actually allowed features such as co-op and cross-play into the game?

Can you cross-play Horizon Forbidden West?

Before we get into this, we’d like to let you know that if you are looking to transfer your PS4 Forbidden West save to a PS5, the process is fairly simple and we can assist you with it.

As much as we hate disappointing you, unfortunately, Guerilla Games have not confirmed if Horizon Forbidden West will include online multiplayer, local co-op, or cross-play in the future.

Yes, that means that this feature is not available for Horizon Forbidden West. So, if that’s something you were counting on, you might want to rethink your strategy.

For the time being, at least, the new Horizon title does not support local couch or online Co-op & PVP Multiplayer modes.

Furthermore, Cross Play, Cross Gen Play, and Cross Progression are not included in Horizon Forbidden West either.

However, it’s entirely possible that these highly-requested features could be included in the future. That being said, even the game’s official PlayStation Store listing says Offline Play Enabled and 1 Player.

The most plausible explanation would be that the developers were still unable to include some form of co-op or cross-play due to hardware limitations on the PlayStation 4.

We will keep an eye open for any new details that could surface about the topic at hand and keep you updated as any developments arise.

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the Horizon Forbidden West bugs and how you can fix them if you encountered them while playing.

Have you discovered any annoying new bugs while playing Horizon Forbidden West? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.