The next entry in the Horizon: Zero Dawn (opens in new tab) series from Guerrilla Games is reportedly worked on with plans for a full trilogy, states a new report suggesting that a co-op focused PS5 (opens in new tab) sequel to 2017’s critically acclaimed open world game is already well underway.
A new article from VGC (opens in new tab) citing multiple sources close to Sony states that Horizon Zero Dawn 2 (opens in new tab) (or whatever it’ll end up being called) was originally targeted for a PS4 release, but development at Guerilla has now shifted entirely to focus on bringing it to PlayStation’s next-gen, the PS5, which is due to release this Holiday.
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VGC describes the project as “gigantic in scope with a larger game world and more freedom to explore it than in its predecessor”, while also suggesting an ambitious co-op feature is also set to be included as part of the package.
There’s even word that Guerrilla had intended to release “a standalone co-op game preview” with progress that could carry over to Horizon Zero Dawn 2, but the report says it’s unclear whether that’s still happening or not, especially – we might imagine – given current circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
The report follows a recently deleted tweet from the Guerrilla Games Jobs Twitter account (opens in new tab), which used the #PS5 hashtag to advertise a vacancy for a Senior AI Programmer “who can make a difference in the design and implementation of the systems that make our NPCs come to life.”
Whatever’s going on with a potential Horizon Zero Dawn 2, it likely won’t be long before we find out more, with the PS5 launch nearing ever closer.
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