A Horizon sequel is all but confirmed after an interview with Sony Interactive President: Shawn Layden.
Earlier this year, we know that Sony Interactive released a PlayStation 4 exclusive game, Horizon Zero Dawn. This brand new title developed by Guerilla games took the world by storm. Now, it sits in second place on the list of best-selling PlayStation 4 games, just underneath Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
The game had been overshadowed by bigger more well-known titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nier: Automata. However, people were pleasantly surprised by breath-taking scenery and the iconic robo-saurus.
Competing Against Zelda Franchise
Following the success story of Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony President Shawn Layden speaks about the future of the game in an interview with The Telegraph. “Herman Hulst (The managing director of Guerilla Games) has got a very keen mind on where he wants to take Horizon and what the roadmap is- and that roadmap is expressed in multiple years. I think we’ll be in the Horizon business for a long time.”
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The idea of a Horizon sequel is pretty solid to us. This signals the birth of a brand new franchise. One that will compete with the similar open-world titles such as The Legend of Zelda.
A DLC for Horizon is in the making. It’s expected to be released sometime this year, named: “The Frozen Wilds”. So if you somehow managed to exhaust the game, PlayStation’s got you covered.
So here comes our concern, Sony’s number of IPs (Intellectual Property) is increasing. Will that affect the quality of future releases?
Layden answers “That’s something else you’re going to see from us coming out over the years. How can we better leverage all these franchise IPs that we have?”
So to put his reply simply: “That’s for us to worry about and you to witness.” We’ll definitely be watching. The future for the gaming industry looks promising as we end on that note.