According to Thedigitalwise, Horizon Zero Dawn was a standout launch of 2017, mixing a beautiful open world that offered a unique fusion of robot and wildlife with an emotional, engaging story throughout.
Despite the fact developer Guerrilla Games has yet to confirm a sequel, the game’s critical and commercial success all but ensures Sony will be using Aloy to establish a new PlayStation franchise to rival the likes of Uncharted along with… erm, Parappa the Rapper.
Therefore, precise details about Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is relatively thin on the ground at this time, but we can piece together a couple of items based on clues, speculation, and wishful thinking. Straight up, we can be sure the sequel will be a PS4 exclusive, just like its predecessor.
The massive success of Horizon Zero Dawn led to Guerrilla carrying on a huge expansion. Sooner or later in 2019 (presumably earlier instead of later), the studio is to move to a new five-floor office located in the prior Telegraaf construction on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam, indicating that their next job is likely to be something huge. This does not give us some insight into whether the development has begun yet, but we’d imagine they are certainly gearing up.
What about this game’s story? It’s safe to predict that the match will follow on from the original tease, showing Sylens using a captured HADES, no doubt prepared to do something terrible. Can view things through the eyes of a playable character, or we continue to follow Aloy across the land? For now, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 remains an enigma, but I think it’s all the better for that. If the game proved anything, it’s that Guerrilla Games has made a world that discovered on your own.