Is a Sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn Being Considered?
In a recent interview with Game Informer for their May 2017 issue, a few developers for Guerrilla Games discussed their thoughts on Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the possibility of a sequel! Considering the massive success, over 2.7 million copies sold within two weeks following release, and the extremely positive reviews, this should come as no surprise to fans of the game!
Narrative Director John Gonzalez discussed Guerrilla Game’s absolute gratitude for the overwhelming positive response to the highly acclaimed open world action RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn, as well as what would be important for a potential sequel. He had this to say: “We’ve been absolutely humbled by the players’ response to the story and their emotional connection to Aloy. Should a sequel happen, our number one goal would be to respect that connection by doing our utmost to create a story that resonates just as deeply. We feel duty-bound to honor the time that players have invested into Horizon: Zero Dawn. The last thing we want to do is disappoint the folks who have given the game such a passionate support.”
Art Director Jan-Bart van Beek, knows what he would like to improve or expand on, given the opportunity, stating, “More machines. They are a lot of fun to design, build, animate, and play with. I wish we could have done a hundred. But reality is a harsh mistress; it doesn’t allow you to make hundreds of machines.”
Guerrilla’s Game Director, Mathijs de Jonge, also teased some improvements that may be coming to Horizon: Zero Dawn and any future games in the series. He addressed some of the critiques of the game asserting, “It’s been a big project for us and I’m really happy how it all came together. I see a lot of praise for the variety the world offers and the experience as a whole. That some parts don’t shine quite as brightly as others is something that was kind of inevitable due to the scope. We are looking closely at any critiques as part of plotting out our plans for the future of Horizon.” He also explained that there may be a patch coming in terms of the weapons Aloy can equip at one time, “At some point we had more weapons on the wheel, but the controls got in the way with how quick we wanted the switching process to be; it just got too finicky. We have some ideas on how we can improve weapon/loadout switching, but I can’t share anything on this yet.”
Following the huge success of Horizon: Zero Dawn post-launch, Guerrilla has already announced that they are working on a story expansion, and now it seems they may be looking to expand the series even more with a sequel!
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