Horizon Forbidden West: Developers comment on the size of the map

Horizon Forbidden West: Developers comment on the size of the map

Horizon Forbidden West

A few days ago, Guerrilla Games gave a first glimpse into Horizon Forbidden West with an extensive gameplay video - game scenes from the PS5 were shown. Around the gameplay premiere, the makers announce further details about their new work. Game Director Mathijs de Jonge confirmed to IGN.com that Forbidden West offers a larger map than Zero Dawn. "The map is a bit bigger. At the same time, we have paid attention to a denser game world," explains the developer. Accordingly, the developers have added more content so that players can do and discover more things on the entire map.

In addition, the content of Horizon Forbidden West (buy now € 79.99) is designed to be captivating: smaller ones are promised Micro-stories that fit into the main narrative. The heroine Aloy travels to California on her new adventure, where she encounters a wide variety of landscapes. Also included: a colorful underwater world that can be explored at will in Forbidden West.

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Horizon Forbidden West: Release this year "not quite sure yet"

Horizon Forbidden West should appear in 2021 for PS4 and PS5. However, this is "not yet entirely certain," explains Sony. var lstExcludedArticleTicker = '1373342,1373307,1373268,1373256'; Narrative Director Benjamin McCaw adds that exploration is a top priority in the new action role-playing game: It is therefore not enough for the developers to just show underwater. At the same time, the water adventures should also be designed to be surprising and interesting. One cannot wait to see what things players will experience in the underwater world. The adventure is set to begin in 2021 - on PS5 and PS4. However, the release for this year's Christmas business is "not yet entirely certain," said PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst. More information about the appointment will be available shortly.

Horizon: Forbidden West targeting this holiday, next God of War in 2022

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Sony clarified the release windows of two of its upcoming biggest games today via an interview with PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst. He notes that Horizon: Forbidden West is hoping for a release this holiday, while the next God of War (which is probably subtitled Ragnarok) is coming in 2022.

We got a good look at Horizon: Forbidden West during a State of Play stream last month, but Sony did not reveal a release date — or an even a release window — for the game. Sony is now clarifying that it wants the blockbuster sequel to come out during the later part of the year, but it isn’t fully committing to anything.

“For Horizon, we think we are on track to release this holiday season,” Hulst says in the interview. “But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.”

The pandemic has been challenging for developers, so industry watchers are expecting delays. Still, Sony likely wants Forbidden West to be its big holiday release.

God of War, meanwhile, always seemed likely as a 2022 game, even though Sony first pegged it for a 2021 release when it announced the sequel last September.

“And for God of War, the project started a little later [than Horizon: Forbidden West],” notes Hulst. “So we’ve made the decision to push that game out to next year, to ensure that Santa Monica Studio can deliver the amazing God of War game that we all want to play.”

Aside from the imminent Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, these are Sony’s biggest upcoming releases. The PlayStation 5 is off to a strong start, and high-end software will ensure that it continues to see success.

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