Horizon Forbidden West Sequel And Multiplayer Spin-Off In Works

The Horizon Zero Daybreak universe will proceed to develop with a number of upcoming video games. Guerrilla Video games confirmed that Aloy’s “subsequent journey” is already in growth, whereas work on a multiplayer spin-off continues as properly. Life, and massive robotic dinosaurs specifically, finds a means.

The refined affirmation was teased as a part of an inside reorganization at PlayStation that can see former Guerrilla studio co-head Angie Smets get promoted to Head of Growth Technique at PlayStation Studios. A founding member of the studio over 20 years in the past, Smets will probably be changed by Hella Schmidt, beforehand a managing director on the consulting agency Accenture.

“We have now full confidence in our new management as they steer Guerrilla in the direction of a vivid future, increasing the world of Horizon with Aloy’s subsequent journey and our thrilling on-line venture,” the studio wrote in its announcement.

Not like the 2018 reboot of God of Struggle, which Sony Santa Monica opted to make right into a two-game story arc moderately than a trilogy, final 12 months’s Horizon Forbidden West ended on a cliffhanger. All indicators pointed to a closing showdown in a 3rd sport, although it wasn’t clear if it was the studio’s subsequent bit precedence or not.

Guerrilla has now made clear {that a} sequel might arrive earlier than later because it continues investing within the Horizon universe. Forbidden West’s paid DLC, Burning Shores, arrived on April 19, and a PS VR2 spin-off Name of the Mountain launched in February. And early construct footage of the upcoming on-line multiplayer Horizon sport leaked just lately too.

Sony nonetheless hasn’t shared gross sales numbers for Forbidden West, not like God of Struggle Ragnarök which it revealed offered over 11 million copies in simply its first few months. However the PS5 maker apparently stays all-in on the franchise, having now promoted not one however two of Guerrilla’s administrators to its senior ranks. It beforehand made Herman Hulst head of PlayStation Studios in 2019, two years after the primary Horizon sport’s debut.

Given Sony’s ongoing acquisition spree—it purchased Firewalk Studios simply final week—and new live-service sport push, there are extra studios and tasks than ever earlier than for it to handle. Aloy’s subsequent sport will probably be certainly one of them, although who is aware of when it’s going to lastly arrive. Most likely simply in time for Elden Ring 2.


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