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Horizon Zero Dawn Lead Writer Leaves Guerrilla Games

As can be seen from the LinkedIn profile of John Gonzalez, the lead writer behind Horizon: Zero Dawn decided to leave Guerrilla Games. Gonzalez is now working at a new studio for an AAA-Title in Spain.

Among the games that were confirmed as part of the major online event for the PlayStation 5 of Sony Interactive Entertainment was the action role-playing game Horizon: Forbidden West. Just like its predecessor, the new adventure of Aloy is being created at Guerrilla Games in the Netherlands.

As can be seen in the life of John Gonzalez, Guerrilla Games will have to do without his support in the future. So Gonzalez decided to leave the Dutch studio and hire a new Triple-A studio in Spain.

The name of the studio has not yet been revealed. If we exclude the fact that Gonzalez is working on an open-world title based on a new brand in Spain, concrete details of his next title are still to be expected. Between September 2013 and July 2016, Gonzalez worked at Guerrilla Games as lead writer on Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Between July 2016 and June 2020, he also worked as Narrative Director on Horizon: Forbidden West and, according to his resume, he was responsible for the plot of the successor as well as the main quests and the main characters.

Horizon: Forbidden West is under development exclusively for the PlayStation 5 and will release in the coming year.