Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most anticipated games to come out next year. While we know some details about the game, not much is known about the story of Horizon Zero Dawn.
Speaking with Game Informer, Guerrilla Games revealed that it is purposefully holding back details about the story of Horizon Zero Dawn, as they want players to enter the world to find the answers themselves and explore.
According to lead writer John Gonzalez, those who love stories and like to explore and know everything about the lore of the game they will be surprised with what they have for them.
For people who are story junkies, for people who like to collect every audio log or text log out there, people who want to have a grand narrative to their game, I think they’re going to be really surprised and delighted by what we have prepared for them.
He further added that the RPG elements in Horizon Zero Dawn will not be very deep, and it was a design choice so that players would not get confused.
What we wanted to avoid is complicated menus. We also didn’t want to go too deep with the RPG features we were developing. We wanted to have a certain level of accessibility and understandability for players. We also didn’t want to go too hardcore with stats, so at some point we just cut it off and said we weren’t going to go any further because it would confuse players.
While Horizon Zero Dawn is a change of direction for the studio, as they are known for developing Killzone games, but it is also the biggest game for the developers.
According to studio boss Hermen Hulst, the game is four times more complex and bigger than any other Killzone game. He further added that the game is a challenge for the development team as it is a bigger game and at the same time a new IP.
Recently, game director Mathijs de Jonge revealed how the idea of Horizon Zero Dawn came to be. According to Jonge, Horizon Zero Dawn is the dream come true for the studio, as they have spent so much time designing every expect of the game.
Horizon Zero Dawn is scheduled to launch on February 28, 2017 exclusively for PlayStation 4.