Horizon: Forbidden West is the next game in the franchise and a sequel to the successful Horizon Zero Dawn.
The action role-playing game again features Aloy, a hunter who ventures through a post-apocalyptic land ruled by robotic creatures.
Horizon PC updates to slow down – January
Developer Guerilla Games has confirmed that the PC version of Horizon: Zero Dawn will receive fewer updates after the 1.10 patch as the team moves over to work on the sequel.
Horizon 2: Forbidden West has been confirmed to be scheduled for a 2021 release on PS5, but is also coming to PlayStation 4.
What Is Horizon 2: Forbidden West?
On June 11, Sony revealed Horizon Forbidden West, "a gorgeous new adventure set in a distant land ravaged by massive storms," according to an official PlayStation blog post.
"Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy's story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she'll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats," the trailer's description teases.
Among the ruins of San Francisco, Aloy will encounter a far-reaching infection Guerrilla calls the "red blight." She'll be able to don a mask and explore underwater areas of the map, as well, judging from the first teaser trailer.
Some of the robotic beasts you'll meet in Forbidden West include the alligator-shaped "snapjaw," pterodactyl-like "sunwings," colossal "shellsnappers" (shaped like tortoises), and the mammoth-esque "trumortusk."
Thanks to the power of the PS5, Guerrilla says there'll be "virtually no loading screens."
While the first game was single-player only, with players stepping into the boots of Aloy, the sequel is intended to be playable in co-op, at least according to rumours.
Previously leaked concept art showed multiple players battling the original game's large beasts, so could we be teaming up with friends on PS5?
VGC reports that "it’s understood PlayStation was equally keen to see online functionality implemented in the sequel," so that could be the case.
The trailer was part of the PS5 games reveal, check it out below.
PS5 Box Art
The game will be available on the PS5 AND PS4, making it a cross-generational title like Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Sony and Guerrilla have released the soundtrack from the epic reveal trailer.
The full video of the song can be viewed down below, or with the following link, you can play it on your music streaming platform of choice!