Guerrilla Games is in the process of creating the new open-world action game, Horizon Zero Dawn. The game was announced over a year ago and has been on the minds of PS4 gamers even since then. The studio is keeping many details about Horizon Zero Dawn under wraps, but this world continues to sound quite intriguing.
It is a game that takes place during our future and puts humans back in primitive times. Mechanical dinosaurs or monsters have taken over dominate rule on Earth, and humans are having to resort to being the low species on the totem pole once again.
Horizon Zero Dawn has juxtaposition at the heart of its experience. Not only is there great contrast, but developer Guerrilla Games has also put a great deal of effort into the locations you’ll visit. Horizon Zero Dawn lead writer John Gonzalez teased some of the places you’ll find in the upcoming PS4 exclusive.
“There are a lot of other features around the world that you’ll discover on your journey that will awaken your curiosity. The trailer that we had at the beginning of June we ended with Aloy standing in front of this door which scanned her. What is that? There are these features around the world that you’re going to find that seem to have something to do with the ancient world…Those are exactly the kinds of locations you’re going to find a way to enter and also find out what sort of mysteries there are within,” Gonzalez told GI.
Guerrilla Games has been general about a variety of elements surrounding Horizon Zero Dawn. They believe keeping secrets, features and stories a mystery for players will help make their experience more memorable, but hopefully the ambiguousness isn’t because the game’s development is struggling.
Religion is something Guerrilla Games has crafted specifically for the world of Horizon Zero Dawn. Gonzalez described some of what the studio did to help create the belief systems for Horizon Zero Dawn.
“As you can imagine it was a great deal of fun, but it was also hard-work. We took this pretty seriously and I think there’s probably never been a development team where so many people read ‘Guns, Germs and Steel.’
“[We were] really trying to think of environments and how humans have adapted historically to their environments and how that is reflected in their material culture and also the ideologies that they have. We tried to imagine things from the ground up, so to speak, and it was a lot of fun,” Gonzalez said.
PS4 gamers won’t have to wait much longer for Horizon Zero Dawn to launch, as it will be out early next year. The game will officially debut on Feb. 28, 2017 for PS4. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Horizon Zero Dawn.