The game everyone really wanted to see for PlayStation 5, Horizon Forbidden West has been announced for Sony’s next-gen console. The sequel to Guerrilla Games’ 2017 hit game Horizon Zero Dawn.
It seems that a new threat is emerging to threaten the rebuilt world that Aloy managed to save in the first game, with the sequel taking a much more epic tone as she ventures west from the setting of the original game. We see huge cities submerged in water, trekking across deserts, heading underwater, and mammoth new robotic wildlife that has been ensnared by nefarious corruptions. Literally, there’s robot mammoths!
There’s no word on when the game will be coming out, but it truly looks like it will be taking full advantage of the PlayStation 5’s new capabilities.
Back in 2018 Guerrilla Games’ then CEO Hermen Hulst said “After Horizon Zero Dawn, we are accelerating, the best talents are coming to us, and last month we have already hired nine new people, but we also needed more space for our sound and motion tracking studios.”
“We want to release games in the two or three years, both new titles and games based on existing titles,” he added.
By the time the PlayStation 5 launches it will have been over three and half years since Guerrilla released a game, but this doesn’t seem to be a launch title, with Sony typically giving their studios a lot of leeway to release their games when they’re ready.
I gave the original a great 8/10 score, writing for our Horizon Zero Dawn review:
“There’s more to Guerrilla Games’ latest than just its staggeringly pretty graphics. The story surprises as it takes several twists and turns and explores the past, but the game’s beating heart is with its excellently tense and engaging robotic monster hunting.”
This was then further enhanced by the Frozen Wilds expansion, for which Tuffcub said “enhances an already excellent game.”
Needless to say, we can’t wait.