Horizon Forbidden West sequel in the works

By Jason Collins | 13 seconds ago

Horizon Forbidden West

It’s only a few months ago Horizon Forbidden West launched, and Guerilla Games is already thinking about Horizon Forbidden West sequel that acknowledges that Aloy’s most recent journey ended with a cliffhanger, just like the original game. Fortunately, the series’ creative director, Mathijs de Jonge, revealed that there is still plenty of material for the team to explore further and develop new storylines with, and branch out into new mysteries along the way – potentially expanding the series further.

As reported by GamesRadar +, de Jonge told VG24 / 7 Horizon Forbidden West‘s cliffhanger ending is where the development team puts some things up for the next game again, similar to what happened with the previous game, Horizon Zero Dawn. Of course, the creative director did not go into too much detail about what to expect in it Horizon Forbidden West sequel, but he pointed out that the series “really is about the mystery”, where each episode explores the mysteries of the past and the present world of the game.

De Jonge also stated that there are plenty of background stories that the development team can intervene in to further develop new story lines for the series and create new mysteries from what is already established in the narrative. This means that Guerilla Games can create new experiences based on the existing material, so it does not necessarily have to continue Aloy’s adventure, but start a whole new one. However Horizon Forbidden West the sequel is likely to continue the series’ protagonist’s adventures that may tie the stories of the old world together with the current setting of the game.

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There is really no one to say what course the next game can take. Will the next episode of the series, which reportedly gets its cinematic universe, take us to Far Zenith’s colony and put the narrative in the new world? Or will the next game take Aloy across Europe and Asia and unite people from other tribes in an attempt to lead a global resistance? Nobody really knows anything about Horizon Forbidden West succeeds at this point in addition to the development team, and they are unlikely to share that information yet.

The original game, Horizon Zero Dawn, was released in 2017 to generally positive reviews from critics and audiences. Many praised the game’s open world, exploration, history, images, combat, characters, and voice cast. However, the game’s dialogue, melee and character models received some criticism. It also won several awards and sold over 20 million copies in February this year, making it one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games ever.

Horizon Forbidden West was released in February this year, and while the PlayStation 5 version of the game polarized critics, the PlayStation 4 version reached universal acclaim. Critics mostly disagreed about the impact of the expanded scale of the game’s world, missions, and history. However, it successfully continued the performance from the previous game and improved them in every possible way for a sequel. Unfortunately, the game’s sales suffered due to direct competition Elden Ring, which was released a week later, and recently got its living legend.