Horizon: Zero Dawn 2 has become a PS5 exclusive, described as "gigantic" in new report

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The next entry in the Horizon: Zero Dawn series from Guerrilla Games is reportedly worked on with plans for a full trilogy, states a new report suggesting that a co-op focused PS5 sequel to 2017's critically acclaimed open world game is already well underway. 

A new article from VGC citing multiple sources close to Sony states that Horizon Zero Dawn 2 (or whatever it'll end up being called) was originally targeted for a PS4 release, but development at Guerilla has now shifted entirely to focus on bringing it to PlayStation's next-gen, the PS5, which is due to release this Holiday. 

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VGC describes the project as "gigantic in scope with a larger game world and more freedom to explore it than in its predecessor", while also suggesting an ambitious co-op feature is also set to be included as part of the package. 

There's even word that Guerrilla had intended to release "a standalone co-op game preview" with progress that could carry over to Horizon Zero Dawn 2, but the report says it's unclear whether that's still happening or not, especially - we might imagine - given current circumstances surrounding COVID-19. 

The report follows a recently deleted tweet from the Guerrilla Games Jobs Twitter account, which used the #PS5 hashtag to advertise a vacancy for a Senior AI Programmer "who can make a difference in the design and implementation of the systems that make our NPCs come to life."

Whatever's going on with a potential Horizon Zero Dawn 2, it likely won't be long before we find out more, with the PS5 launch nearing ever closer. 

For more, check out more upcoming PS4 games for 2019 and beyond, or watch our latest episode of Dialogue Options below. 

Alex Avard

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