Horizon: Zero Dawn won’t be a one-off thing with more to come in the next few years, says Sony boss

By Kin Boon on Jun 20, 2017

Image credit: PlayStation
Image credit: PlayStation

Sony’s exclusive game lineups are mostly known for its high-quality production and good critical reception by critics and fans alike. A trump card is definitely not needed by them, but Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn turned out to be just that, as it wows users with its well-crafted gameplay in a colorful open-world. The positive reception was translated into sales as well, so it’s no surprise that Sony is planning to expand the IP in the coming years.

According to the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Shawn Layden, Guerrilla Games has a proper roadmap on how to execute the expansion for Horizon, and Sony will be committed to it.

That's another studio I don't tell them what to do. The Guerrilla team have spent 10 or 12 years on the Killzone franchise and Horizon Zero Dawn could not be more different from Killzone if it had tried. When they said they wanted to come up with an open world, heavily nature based kind of game using all the different colors they had never used in Killzone – like blue. And red, and yellow, and green – it was a big stretch goal for them but they nailed it.

The reception for the game has been fantastic. [Guerrilla Games head honcho] Hermen Hulst has got a very keen mind on where he wants to take Horizon and what the roadmap is – and that roadmap is expressed in multiple years. I think we'll be in the Horizon business for a long time.

The first of their expansion is The Frozen Wilds DLC, which contains a whole new world for Aloy to explore. Here’s what you can expect from the DLC, based on its description.

  • Beyond the northern mountains, the borderlands of the Banuk tribe challenge all who dare enter to survive the extremes. But now this frozen wilderness harbors a new threat, and for Aloy, a new mystery – one she's determined to solve.
  • The Frozen Wilds contains additional content for Horizon Zero Dawn, including new storylines, characters, and experiences in a beautiful but unforgiving new area.
  • Uncover a compelling new story.
  • Explore a brand new area
  • Face new machines.

The Frozen Wilds will be out later this year, and it’ll cost you $19.99, or $14.99 if you are a PS Plus subscriber. I’m sure most of you will agree with me when I say Guerrilla created something magnificent in Horizon: Zero Dawn, so it’s exciting to see how they’ll expand the universe, provided it’s done properly instead of being a simple cash grab maneuver.

Source: Wccftech

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