Recently, there was a new job announcement related to Horizon Zero Dawn 2. Today, the sources of the VGC website went one step further. Sony Interactive Entertainment has ambitious plans for the post-apocalyptic open-world brand, whose first game came on the market in 2017 and was sold more than ten million times. Together with guerrilla games, the franchise is to become a trilogy.
It is reported that Hermen Hulst, a former guerrilla veteran and co-founder of the Dutch studio, took over the management of Sony Worldwide Studios, is likely to have a not so considerable influence, replacing Shuhei Yoshida. The website further reports that the development of Horizon Zero Dawn 2 began shortly after the first game was released. The original plan was to bring the sequel to PlayStation 4. It is now speculated that the developers will concentrate entirely to bring Horizon Zero Dawn 2 on PS5.
According to the website, the sequel should have a gigantic scope with a larger game world and at the same time offer the opportunity to explore this world more freely than after the predecessor. People allegedly involved also indicated that a co-op function was included. However, whether this supports the main story or is provided in a separate mode, is not confirmed.
It is also said that Guerilla Games is planning to release an independent co-op demo, with the option of transferring the progress to the later full version of Horizon Zero Dawn 2. The source is no longer sure whether this plan is still current. The co-op feature was originally planned for the first game. However, it was discarded so that the development team could focus on other areas of the title.
And the system architect of the PS5 even provided information on how the DualSense controller of the new hardware could affect the game. He emphasized that the adaptive triggers will help players to get a feel for a bow that shoots an arrow.
What do you think about this report?