In another post Official PlayStation BlogGuerrilla Games brings us more details from the high-caliber Horizon Forbidden West AAA development process.
In this new article, Guerrilla Games reveals “how it went through the process of creating an immersive, original, adventure-filled game, culture, and opportunity to sequel Horizon Zero Dawn.”
The importance given to harmony is revealed between teams that focus on the sequel, are able to create a world in which all surrounding aspects make sense and, above all, convey a sense of realism and that they belong to the vast world they are creating.
“Cooperation between their teams is necessary so that all aspects of the game make sense and feel real and authentic and convey a sense of place, despite the difficulty of turning the narrative into visuals embedded in the world of Horizon Forbidden West.”
Building this open world in constant development, where each tribe has its own customs, was one of the biggest challenges.
“The goal is to make sure that every location in the game feels authentic, so that the player finds a world that is more vibrant and realistic than ever before, especially given that Aloy relies on different villages and their NPCs to support and equip themselves.”
“All NPCs that do not interact in a combative form are part of a system in which rules, such as reactions, have been created. The character-defining attitude system has also been created, which means that distinct people can be created who act like individuals within the world. It is even possible Visually distinguish each tribe by its behavior and animation.”
In addition to the details regarding the world of Horizon Forbidden West, whether it is the NPCs and even the different environments in each region, the importance given to what the player will feel when playing the sequel for the first time has been mentioned.
“The balance of game progression is one of the key points, ensuring that each player is easily able to obtain a set of equipment that maintains their strength enough to take on each challenge throughout the game. It rewards the player for engaging more deeply with the world of Horizon Forbidden West, while maintaining on friendliness with anyone looking to focus on the main narrative.”
“Weapons and suits are now more powerful and elegant, because they will not only provide resistance to the different types of damage that Aloy will face, but will also collect bonuses for abilities, that is, with a certain outfit that enhances the correct skills, the possibilities are countless. In addition, Aloy will be able It allows the player to carry up to six weapons at a time, as well as switch weapons and suits on the go, allowing the player to change their style at any time.”
Horizon Forbidden West arrives on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, 2022,
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