Back in 2017 Guerilla Games stunned gamers with the release of Horizon Zero Dawn, a post-apocalyptic action-RPG that threw you into the shoes of Aloy, a woman who has to find out about her own past and importance in a world overrun by animalistic machines. What was stunning about the game was the quality of its production, from the astounding visuals to the voice acting to the animation and music. Even more mind-boggling was that Guerilla Games delivered a post-apocalyptic world rife with beauty and colour, proving that it didn’t all have to be muddy greys and browns marking mankind’s final days.
The announcement of the game’s sequel left many chomping at the bit to see just how Guerilla Games would improve upon the first game and finally we got our look at the game yesterday during Sony’s State of Play broadcast. More than that, we got almost fourteen minutes of gameplay captured on PS5, which you can take a look at below.
Right from the get-go we can see the game’s visual quality is on par with the previous one, if not superseding it. The environmental quality is stunning already and as Aloy is moving into a new area of what used to be San Francisco, there’s a strong tropical vibe to the art direction. With new places to explore, come new enemies as well.
While it’s very clear that Horizon Forbidden West looks to be more of the same, as the old saying goes, “why fix what ain’t broken”. Now while this video was captured running on PS5 hardware, PS4 owners should despair not, as the game will also be coming to PS4. Sadly, Horizon Forbidden West is still without a definitive release date other than it will be out sometime in 2021.