Last week saw the release of the long-awaited addition to Horizon: Forbidden West, which is subtitled Burning Shores. He seemingly expanded the already quite vast world with an adventure in scorching Los Angeles, which, despite its brevity, managed to draw in again. You can find out more in the review by Pavel Makal, but that’s not all that was heard about Horizon.
Hopefully you haven’t had enough of the post-apocalyptic world with robo-dinosaurs after the addition, and on the contrary, you’re looking forward to the story. The climax of the entire trilogy is inevitable due to the open ending, but if you need official confirmation from Guerrilla Games, here it is.
You can find it, as if by the way, in the official report regarding the changes in the management of the studio. In it, you will also find that the current head of the studio, Angie Smets, is moving to the position of head of development strategy for the entire PlayStation Studios branch. Joel Eschler, Hella Schmidt and Jan-Bart van Beek will therefore move to lead the team.
According to the report, it is this team that will take care of the following titles that will expand the world of Horizon, specifically the aforementioned online project and Aloy’s next adventure. It has been speculated about for some time, for example in December, along with the confirmation of the multiplayer title, the studio itself stated that they “continue to create epic solo adventures for Aloy”. At that time, of course, they could have referred to the DLC Burning Shores, but the series with the cute redhead was conceived as a trilogy from the beginning, so it makes sense that Guerrilla is working on its completion.
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Meanwhile, Chief Technology Officer Michiel van der Leeuw and his team will focus on developing the Decima engine to make upcoming games look even better. Considering how good looking the current Burning Shores are, it’s not really necessary, but it’s nice that they’re not resting on their laurels in the tech industry either.
In addition to the full-fledged third part of Aloy’s story, there is also an online spin-off in which you will be able to meet your friends. If you still haven’t had enough of the world that mixes sci-fi and rustic, you can also go to the recent branch for PS VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain, but also look out for the series adaptation that is created by Netflix.