Sony Interactive Entertainment hasn’t revealed anything about the rumored sequel of 2017’s post-apocalyptic role-playing game, Horizon Zero Dawn, but we have stumbled upon various evidence that suggests the sequel is near than we have ever imagined.
Guerrilla Games are the developer behind one of the best-selling PS4 games, and recently they [actually] hinted or (leaked) about the development of rumored Horizon Zero Dawn 2. They tweeted about a job listing, especially for a Senior AI Programmer. Guerrilla Games mentioned that the programmer they are looking for must be capable enough to bring their NPCs into life and can make a difference in the production of their future projects.
The tweet also contained a hashtag—ps5 —that grabbed viewers’ eyes, and it looks like the developers are working to develop a game solely and exclusively for the upcoming PlayStation 5. So, if the developers are making exclusively for PS5, then it’s very unlikely that the Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will be made available on current-gen PS4.
Horizon Zero Dawn was a tremendous success for Sony Interactive Entertainment and had never-seen-before IP when games like God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man were on everyone’s mind. There isn’t any official confirmation or any announcement regarding the release date for HZD2, but considering HZD to success, the developers would surely love to work on the sequel.
Apart from the tweet, one of the voice actors revealed that the Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is in the works. Janina Gavankar (The Mysteries of Laura and The Vampire Diaries) voiced Tatai in the Frozen Wilds DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn and told that the Guerrilla Games are working to develop the new Horizon Zero Dawn. Angie Smets, the executive game producer, told VentureBeat in 2018 that they are super excited for the future and mentioned that they didn’t just invest seven years to create HZD all for nothing.
Horizon Zero Dawn was launched in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and reportedly sold around 10 million copies worldwide. Horizon Zero Dawn follows a story of a huntress, Aloy, who is on a journey to discover her past, and in her path, she fights against enemy forces on a world run by machines.