If you need a facemask to protect yourself from coronavirus, then you may require a full-body hazmat suit if you dare to read our Twitter replies from the past 24 hours. Since confirmation that Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to PC – which, we should stress, has been rumoured for months – fanboys from all corners of the web have been kicking off, and it’s made for a real poisonous environment.
In fact, one ex-Guerrilla Games producer has seen enough – and he's responded to one of the most startling reactions to yesterday’s port announcement, asking: “What the hell is wrong with you people?” The video clip, which has amassed over 1.2 million views, shows a sniffling fan filming his ripped-up apartment and broken PS4 Pro. “Thanks for f*cking nothing, PlayStation,” he wrote. Fortunately, the video has emerged as a hoax, but there's no question some have been genuinely irked by the news.
Sam Sharma, who worked on Horizon: Zero Dawn, said: “We made a game, you enjoyed it. Now some more people get to enjoy it. And somehow that takes away from your enjoyment?!” With a deadly virus spreading, climate issues, and poverty still a very real problem for billions of people – it does seem silly to get worked up over a toy, doesn’t it?