Nixxes quickly fixes Horizon Forbidden West DualSense PC issues

Nixxes Fixes Horizon: Forbidden West’s DualSense FPS issues

At launch, users of Sony’s DualSense gamepad were experiencing framerate issues in Horizon: Forbidden West. This made the game run poorly on PC, even on high-end systems.

Thankfully, Nixxes has been quick to find the cause for the bug and issue a fix. This fix comes in the form of Hotfix Now, users of all gamepads will be able to play Horizon: Forbidden West as intended on PC.

Below is what Nixxes had to say about their DualSense-fixing update for Horizon: Forbidden West on Steam.

Hey everyone,

Thank you for playing Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition! We’re thrilled to see you all continuing Aloy’s adventure on PC and we really appreciate the outpouring of positive response and the constructive feedback you’ve given us so far.

Today’s hotfix resolves some issues that could pop up while using a controller, in specific circumstances. The teams at Nixxes and Guerrilla continue to monitor player feedback and crash reports and are working on future updates.

Release Notes
– Fix for performance regression when using a DualSense controller wirelessly
– Fix for missing prompts when connecting a controller after starting the game, while using Steam Input

The strangest thing about this bug is that Forbidden West is a Sony game. The game’s listed on Steam with “full support for [Sony’s] DualSense controller”. It’s odd that this bug was able to get past Nixxes’ QA ahead of this game’s release. Perhaps they only used the game with wired DualSense controllers, as DualSense controllers need to be wired to a PC to access their full feature set (Yes, Sony have never addressed this oddity on PC).

The good news today is that Nixxes had managed to address this bug quickly on PC. So far, Forbidden West appears to be a solid PC release.

You can join the discussion on Horizon: Forbidden West’s fast controller hotfix on the OC3D Forums.

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