Sony and Guerrilla Games finally announced Forbidden Horizon in the West, the highly anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn 2017. Players will once again be in Aloy’s shoes as she grapples with giant mechanical beasts and tries to uncover the secrets of the world. her mysterious world. But with just one teaser trailer, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the upcoming title for both PS4 and PS5.
We’ve put together clues found in the trailer, hints from the previous game, plus a recent State of Play event that is all about the game, and even speculation from around the web to provide you with all the information we currently have about Forbidden Horizon in the West.
Even though it’s been almost a year since the original reveal, plus a dedicated State of Play game presentation, Sony has yet to give us even a release window for Western Forbidden Horizon. Many are anticipating it to launch this fall, especially since the game will be available on PS4 and PS5, but with the time coming so quickly, they’ll need to announce a date soon to take advantage of pre-orders. . It is likely that it was intended for the fall of this year, but due to the current situation, could be delayed until early next year. Hopefully, we get word on whether we can expect it this year.
Forbidden Horizon in the West has been announced as a cross-generation game, which means it will be available on both PS4 and PS5. The exclusivity is not surprising given that the developers are wholly owned by Sony, but some are hesitant about the game being made for the current and previous generation of hardware. Naturally, we can expect some differences between these versions, but the extent of them remains to be seen. Original Horizon Zero Dawn also came to PC, although many years later. Maybe the same is true for this sequel, but if so then we wouldn’t expect to even hear about plans to port the game over the next few years.
Trailer of Horizon Forbidden West
Here’s a detailed breakdown of the announcement trailer.
Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t reveal much about ‘s story Western Forbidden. Aloy’s voice can be heard saying that it’s been “1,000 years since the Old Ones fell,” but since the entire Horizon series’ timeline is a bit murky, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the title is. This new take place. Aloy doesn’t look much older than she did in the first season, so we’ll just go out and say Western Forbidden happens right after that Zero Dawn.
There also seem to be some strange red plants that cause the deaths of nearby wildlife. Aloy examines the deadly new flora near the carcass of a dying fox in the trailer. Many other animals are infected with this plague, suggesting that it could play an important role in the upcoming title.
An official statement about Blog PlayStation says that the new chapter will continue “Aloy’s story as she moves west to a distant future America to bravely cross a mighty, yet dangerous frontier where she will face the terrifying machines and mysterious new threats.” It doesn’t help much with defining the story, but it does hint at the game’s new location.
That cryptic blog post isn’t the only thing hinting at a new location – the game’s name in fact gives it the distinction. Horizon Western Forbidden would probably take place near present-day San Francisco. A beautiful coastline is featured in the opening moments of the trailer, and we even get to see what appear to be the ruins of the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s also the usual variety of mountains and plains that have become a must in open world games – which seems to have changed much with San Francisco and its surroundings over the years.
PlayStation Official Magazine – UK September issue has revealed some more specific locations. The game will take place between Utah and the Pacific Ocean, and both San Francisco and Yosemite Valley will be playable locations. The Golden Gate Bridge will indeed appear, although it is mostly submerged.
Game director Mathijs De Jonge said, “With the added power of PS5, we can make the world even more detailed, more vivid, more immersive.”
We predict that Forbidden Horizon in the West will follow the same basic gameplay structure found in the first game, only expanded in a few ways that we saw thanks to the State of Play event. The game remains an open-world, third-person action title with a focus on bow-based combat against giant robotic enemies. In addition to the main quest, we can also look forward to many other side quests and activities around the world to spice up the experience and add variety, while unlocking new weapons, currency and loot. .
Forbidden Horizon in the West is entering uncharted territory with underwater game. An interesting segment shows Aloy sneaking through an aquatic forest before stumbling across a few mechanical alligators, possibly Snapmaws from the original. Considering these beasts are a pain to fight when they’re out in the water, we can’t imagine how terrifying they would be in their natural habitat.
It should come as no surprise, but Aloy will be up against a whole new set of enemies in this Western location. The brief trailer shows a giant mechanical turtle, a strange mammoth-like creature, and a host of others soaring into the distance.
There are also a few familiar faces, such as the aforementioned Snapmaw, but we’ve also had our eye on the Charger and the Pinset.
Then there’s Sylens. We won’t say much, as we don’t want to spoil the fun for those who haven’t finished the original, but it looks like they’ll make an appearance again – and we bet they have a very important role to play. play.
Aloy is still rocking the Focus she picked up from the first game, meaning players will likely have access to many of the same abilities they already have. Zero Dawn. Expect to see its use expanded in some form – after all, there’s bound to be an incredible technology in the ruins of Silicon Valley.
Unlike the Focus, the Aloy still sports a bow and arrow, can still attach a Charger for fast travel, but has a few new interesting tools for moving. As if the game didn’t need another point of comparison to Breath of the Wild, Aloy now also has a glider for safe descent from great heights. For us, the most interesting move mechanic is the grappling ability where Aloy throws a rope to a point and is pulled towards it.
We also took a look at some other tools, like smoke bombs, to aid in combat. Various types of arrows will still be crafted and used for different purposes, plus the enemy weapon breaker will return.
As there is no word yet on any kind of multiplayer component being added, we have little reason to think it will be added. Western Forbidden Horizon. The first game is an entirely solo experience like most big-budget, first-party games from Sony. That’s not to say it can’t be done, and if it is, we can only imagine some sort of cooperative experience to suit the playstyle, but it doesn’t seem possible. Then again, who would have thought that Ghost of Tsushima not only will there be co-op multiplayer, but is it really a really polished and fun experience? It just proves that we won’t know for sure until the game comes out and any DLC is in place.
It’s too early to know anything for sure, but based on the first game alone, there’s a good chance we’ll get some DLC expansion in the near future. Western Forbidden Horizon. The first game’s DLC, The Frozen Wilds, added a new area to the map, along with its own quests, side activities, new enemies, and more. If this game has DLC later on, this is the most likely direction to go.
Until the company release date is established, there is no pre-order option for Western Forbidden Horizon. For now, based on current trends, you can expect the PS5 version to be at least the new $70 standard for the game, with the potential for higher priced versions that include extra features. When pre-orders are open, we’ll let you know those details.