Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC Pre-Order Includes Bonus Outfit and Bow

Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC Pre-Order Includes Bonus Outfit and Bow

Richard Walker

Ahead of its release next month, pre-orders for Horizon Forbidden West's upcoming Burning Shores DLC have gone live, offering a bonus outfit and weapon as incentives.

The story expantion will take Aloy to the ruins of Los Angeles, which has been transformed into a treacherous archipelago by a thousand years of volcanic eruptions and violent seismic activity. While visiting the lava-ravaged LA, Aloy will confront a new threat to the planet, hidden amid the untamed wilds.

Burning Shores will be coming exclusively to Horizon Forbidden West on PS5 from 19th April, priced $19.99/£15.99, with new story missions, new machines to battle, and more. Pre-ordering will grant access to the Blacktide Dye Outfit and Blacktide Sharpshot Bow for Aloy. Check out Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores' pre-order bonuses below.

  • Lame, after not supporting the PS4 version with the DLC despite releasing a PS4 version of the game in the first place, this is the best they can do for a pre-order "bonus".
  • Pre-Order Bonus for DLC? How desperate can you be to present sales figures?
    Call me cynical, but that and the dropped PS4 version doesn't inspire much confidence.
  • @ #2
    Have you played Forbidden West, Zero Dawn, and The Frozwn Wilds DLC? Based on what Guerilla has released for the Horizon IP, I personally find it to be an irrational stretch of the imagination to think Burning Shores will be anything other than amazing.
    I'm sorry that your admitted cynicism has reached a point that the track record of quality produced by a developer can be entirely neglected because of something like a pre-order bonus for a DLC... a $20 USD DLC that will almost certainly provide more than $20 worth of enjoyment.
    Imagine if there were NO pre-order bonus, in this time where pre-order bonuses are pretty much a given; at least in the consumer's eyes.
    Plus, it's not as though said pre-order bonus costs the player anything extra.
  • @3 Completely agree, Frozen Wilds was a hell of an add on, this I imagine will be more of the same. Do I need an outfit? No but I am 100% getting this anyway so I am happy to pre-order and the outfit is a bonus.
  • @sailboat:
    So? They did good in the past, so what? The DLC admittedly had performance problems so they felt they needed to cut the PS4 one. Or they couldn't afford time to properly optimize.
    Pre-Order Bonuses are not a given. They are an incentive for people to pre-order to give companies money already and make someone feel comitted.

    Sorry you are so hyped up that you cannot get behind the idea of it being a let down from a technical perspective. Something people might not buy day-one with proper reviews being out.

    Either that or Sony is in trouble with investors that they need to base their sales projection on pre-order figures and cannot afford optimization for PS4 anymore. Might not have anything to do with the game or Guerilla and all with the publisher.

    Or they might not have been happy with the sales performance of Call of the Mountain and need to offset the franchise's earnings with some creative bookkeeping to keep shareholders happy.

    It might not cost you anything extra. But if everything is just golden and perfect, you wouldn't need to provide extra incentives for people to buy something they unquestionably will enjoy and be quite happy buying ASAP.

    Also a track record of a studio says absolutely nothing about future products. There are so many things that can go wrong, some might not even have to do with the studio itself. Likewise we have seen some nice surprises from rather mediocre studios that did everything right with one game.
  • Pre-ordering DLC seems weird but then I remembered season passes.
  • c1ned1ne
    Guerilla has stated the reason Burning Shores isn't releasing for PS4 was to focus fully on utilizing what the PS5 is capable of.
    Considering the PS5 has been out for more than 2 years at this point, don't be surprised when more and more games are no longer being dual-developed for PS4 and 5.
    Finally the numerous talented studios under Sony can focus on the current generation of console hardware, and we'll get to see what these devs can push the PS5 to do.
  • @sailboat My point is don't release a cross gen game then don't support the last gen version, I don't care what the excuse is. They would have been working on this DLC or at least knew the plan before releasing the actual game. So if they thought the dlc wasn't going to work on last gen they shouldn't have released a last gen version, leaving last gen players with a incomplete game. When you buy a game and pay retail or close to retail you expect the game to have the same support no matter which version you buy. It would be like a movie company releasing a film and the dvd version has a version of the film that is 15-20 minutes shorter than the blu ray version, because of "technical" reasons. It's just not acceptable, the same goes for the CP2077 dlc.
  • Expansion will be dope when i do a replay of the entire game from the beginning (new game plus) in a year or two.
  • expantion?
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