Horizon Zero Dawn was one of Sony’s most notable successes this generation, and rumors have been swirling for a while now that a sequel, perhaps even an entire trilogy of sequels, is in the works at Guerrilla Games. Various employees of Guerrilla Games have also seemingly teased something online. So, it didn’t come as a huge surprise when Sony announced a follow up, entitled Horizon Forbidden West, during their big “The Future of Gaming” PS5 reveal event. That said, even though we all kind of knew this was coming, Horizon Forbidden West still looks amazing, so you definitely want to check out the debut trailer, below.
Damn! Now that's the kind of next-gen experience we were all waiting to see. Hopefully all those near-photorealistic vistas from the trailer can actually be explored by the player! Unfortunately, aside from the new trailer, Sony and Guerrilla haven't revealed much about the game. This basic description is all we've been given:
Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy’s story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she’ll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats.
Of course, there's plenty to glean from the trailer despite the lack of official details. It looks like we're going to be exploring a wider variety of environments this time around, as we see Aloy trekking across the overgrown ruins of a large city, snowy mountains, deserts, and more. Perhaps most intriguing, it seems Aloy can now swim, allowing the player to explore all sorts of underwater areas. Of course, there are new robotic enemies to battle too -- not looking forward to going up against that robo elephant!
Horizon Forbidden West launches exclusively on PS5. A release date has yet to be set. What do you think? Are you packing your bags for a trip out West?