Guerilla Games has been pretty quiet about what shape their next PlayStation 4 exclusive would take. Two years after the release of Killzone: Shadowfall Guerilla took the wraps off of their latest project Horizon Zero Dawn during this week’s PlayStation Media Briefing at E3. To say that this 7 minute debut trailer has me excited about the future of Sony’s latest platform would be doing Horizon a disservice, it is possibly the freshest new IP I’ve seen in years.
Set thousands of years after the fall of civilization Horizon focuses on the conflict between machine creatures that closely resemble dinosaurs, snakes and other animals and the remaining humans. These tribes hunt down these robots and salvage them for parts and other useful materials. Playing as Aloy, you must traverse an large open world in a similar style to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed titles. As for details on the game’s plot – no solid details are available right now but given the pedigree of Guerilla they’ve certainly crafted a fantastic world filled with lore for us to enjoy.
Check it out for yourself in the embedded player below because no amount of words can really do Horizon justice. It looks to be a refreshing take on the open world genre fusing the hunting mechanics that make other titles (*cough monster hunter cough*) so enjoyable with a delightfully refreshing sci-fi / post-apocalyptic setting.
Horizon Zero Dawn does not currently have a release date.