Guerrilla Games says the Horizon series is "going to be continuing it for a very long while".
When Horizon Forbidden West's Burning Shores DLC was released in April, fans suspected it wasn't the end of Aloy's story. In May, studio director Jan-Bart van Beek confirmed that Aloy's adventures will continue.
The Horizon universe will expand further than just one more game though, van Beek hopes, as he reveals during a Develop:Brighton talk that the studio currently has more in the works.
"We’re going to be continuing [Horizon] for a very long while," said van Beek. "We have a lot of ambitious plans. That timeline that we started in 2016 is still clicking on and we have a lot of plans."
"As people probably already know, we're also going to be working on a multiplayer game," van Beek says, perhaps making reference to the Horizon MMO first rumoured in 2021. Rumors resurfaced last year following a new report suggesting Sony has partnered with South Korean developer NCSoft Corporation to create it.
Van Beek describes development on the upcoming multiplayer, co-operative game as "a massive shift for the studio, almost on the same level as doing the first Horizon." He elaborates that "building this all out to a multiplayer experience is a whole new challenge for the studio," adding that the team is excited about the project.
This year saw the first spin-off release for the Horizon series in Call of the Mountain, a launch title for PSVR2.
A previous version of this article included a reference to a "two-player experience" when the quote was "multiplayer experience," and has been updated to reflect the accurate quote. The same can be said about a previous reference to "16 plans" in the works, which actually referenced the developer's 2016 timeline.