Horizon Forbidden West has a lot to live up to as the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, with many hoping that the cross-gen sequel ends up blowing away our expectations with more open-world fun.
The first game is considered by many to be one of the best open-world games out there, with an original setting and some unique quests that really made Horizon feel like its own beast, so it’s not surprising that fans want Horizon Forbidden West to be bigger and better.
Horizon Forbidden West Map Size
While the developers at Guerrilla Games have yet to tell us just how big Horizon Forbidden West’s map is going to be, Mathijs de Jonge - the game director did state that it was “a little bit bigger” in an interview with IGN.
Apparently, they are working on giving players more content in the game, regardless of the world’s overall size, which none of us can really complain about since more Horizon Forbidden West is a good thing in all of our books.
“In general, we've really looked at increasing the density, and adding more content, making sure there's a lot more to do for the player across the map, and then making that content also engaging by telling little micro-stories,” de Jonge added.
Some fans are probably disappointed that Horizon Forbidden West won’t be that much bigger than the first game but is that really a bad thing?
By itself, Horizon Zero Dawn was a pretty big open-world game in its own right, and having the sequel be a little bit bigger is far from the worst thing ever.
Let’s just hope that the content added to Horizon Forbidden West is substantial since the side quests in an open-world game can feel tedious, no matter how fun the main gameplay loop is.
Horizon Forbidden West is coming to the PS4 and PS5 sometime this year, though a delay could always happen.