Horizon Zero Dawn: Grandiose Aloy Cosplay impresses fans

Horizon Zero Dawn: Grandiose Aloy Cosplay impresses fans

Horizon Zero Dawn

While the fans are still waiting for the release of Horizon: Forbidden West, which is known to be only planned for the year 2022, there are now some pictures that should at least make the waiting time a little more pleasant for you. These are photos of the Instagram user "Medha", who show a terrific Aloy cosplay.

"Medha" has already won several prizes in cosplay competitions with her elaborately created costumes and knows her craft definitive. This is also very clear when you look at your new work. A lot of work has gone into tailoring the right clothing, which, thanks to a multitude of loving details, looks very similar to the model from Horizon: Zero Dawn (buy now € 23.88 / € 44.99). But she didn't stop there: In addition to the clothing, she also attached great importance to the right accessories, such as the striking bow. In keeping with this, the photo shoot took place in a natural setting, which logically also reminds of the scenery of the gaming template.

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The cosplay is also very well received by the fans, as the reactions under the post and in the corresponding Reddit article show. There "Medha" is showered with a lot of praise. One of the users even stated that at first glance he believed he was seeing screenshots from a new game. Aloy is already a very popular template in the cosplay scene, only a few weeks ago there were pictures of a similarly good costume. How do you like the latest cosplay for Horizon: Zero Dawn? Are you excited too? Let us know in the comments!

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Horizon Forbidden West Details Aloy Changes

When the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel Horizon Forbidden West releases for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 18, 2022, it will bring with it a newly evolved version of protagonist Aloy. While that means new gear and the like for the character, it is also more fundamental than that as her model will be significantly improved from the original.

'Each generation of consoles brings extra power that lets us add even denser polygons to our character models, so we can create finer details such as peach fuzz, smooth contouring, or finer texture details and accurate materials expression, to name a few,' states Bastien Ramisse, Lead Character Artist at Guerrilla Games, as part of a new PlayStation blog post about the upcoming title. 'And not only do visual aspects benefit from the new PlayStation 5 hardware — we have also increased the number of skeletal joints to bring our deformations and facial expressions to a whole new level for more credible and immersive character performance. All in all, a dream come true for both players and developers!'

While the above might seem like it is geared specifically towards the PlayStation 5 version of the video game, Ramisse goes on to note that the PlayStation 4 version of Horizon Forbidden West will also see significant improvements over the original title -- and that it won't be compromised. 'We actually developed and tested the game simultaneously on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, because it's very important to us as a studio to ensure PlayStation 4 players get an equally immersive experience,' Ramisse added. 'With our knowledge from Horizon Zero Dawn, we knew that we still had some unexplored resources that could push the realism and quality of our character assets forward; it's great to now be able to tap into that knowledge and experience for the sequel.'

As noted above, Horizon Forbidden West is officially set to launch for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on February 18, 2022. Despite initially announcing that the upgrade from PS4 to PS5 would require payment, PlayStation ultimately reversed course on that decision and it will be a free upgrade path instead. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the upcoming video game sequel right here.

What do you think about the changes to Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West? Are you looking forward to playing it when it releases early next year? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!