Sony sometimes has a bad reputation for being a bit consumer-unfriendly, particularly when it comes to pricing. The PlayStation maker was the first gaming company to bump up the price of its PS5 games to £70.00 before other publishers followed suit. It also increased the price of PS5 consoles, bumped up the cost of PS Plus and released the £210.00 DualSense Edge controller.
But when it comes to the pricing of Horizon Forbidden West’s DLC, Burning Shores, Sony pretty much hit the right mark with its price point.
Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores launched on Wednesday for the meagre sum of £15.99. For that price not only do you get more Aloy and more quality storytelling from the geniuses at Guerrilla Games. But you also get a brand new area to explore, new machines, new weapons and gear and a lot of other stuff.
Burning Shores Map is Quite Large
Horizon Forbidden West’s Burning Shores map is pretty big at about a third of the size of the main game map. The map is what was once Los Angeles and it now contains lots of water, islands and volcanic regions.
The new map area is jam-packed with stuff to explore including new settlements, at least one new relic ruin that I have seen and some incredible scenery and views to ogle at.
Not only is the new Los Angeles region a fair size but it looks like the actual content and gameplay of Burning Shores is pretty big as well. I am just over a few hours in and it still looks like there is quite a bit left of the main story.
Horizon Zero Dawn’s DLC The Frozen Wilds also launched at £15.99. But with Burning Shores being PS5 exclusive and with Sony’s recent penchant for making things a bit more expensive I was honestly expecting Burning Shores to be in the region of £25.00 to £30.00. When I saw it was only £15.99 then buying it was a no-brainer.
It’s just as well that Burning Shores is a meaty expansion as it will likely be the only expansion we get for Horizon Forbidden West. We’ll need to wait until the third instalment to see more of Aloy’s story.