In an interview with Game Informer, Guerrilla Games has spoken for the first time about a possible sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. Narrative Director John Gonzalez shared this thoughts about the sequel and stated that the studio should focus on the connection that players have established with Aloy.
We’ve been absolutely humbled by the players’ response to the story and their emotional connection to Aloy. Should a sequel happen, our number one goal would be to respect that connection by doing our utmost to create a story that resonates just as deeply.
Game director, Mathijs de Jonge, added the following:
It’s been a big project for us and I’m really happy how it all came together. I see a lot of praise for the variety the world offers and the experience as a whole. That some parts don’t shine quite as brightly as others is something that was kind of inevitable due to the scope. We are looking closely at any critiques as part of plotting out our plans for the future of Horizon.
Art Director Jan-Bart van Beek, on the other hand, mentioned that he would like to see more machines.
More machines, They are a lot of fun to design, build, animate, and play with. I wish we could have done a hundred. But reality is a harsh mistress; it doesn’t allow you to make hundreds of machines.
Horizon: Zero Dawn released in February on PS4, selling more than 2.6 million units during it's first two weeks.
Source: Game Informer (via WCCFTech)