Studio Director of Horizon Zero Dawn discloses last-minute frenzy preceding the original E3 unveiling

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Horizon Zero Dawn’s workshop supervisor claims they obtained cool feet right prior to the game’s disclose in 2015. 

As disclosed by Jan-Bart van Beek by means of the PlayStation blog (opens up in brand-new tab), the Guerrilla workshop supervisor started second-guessing Horizon Zero Dawn right prior to its disclose throughout E3 2015. The programmer discusses: “The first sign that we might really have something was when Hermen Hulst (then managing director of Guerrilla, now head of PlayStation Studios) revealed the first trailer.”

“Let’s imagine this,” the supervisor proceeds, “E3 in 2015. Behind the scenes, we had been secretly working on Horizon Zero Dawn for several years – but now we were going to show it to the world.” Whilst heading right into the 5,000-seat hall for the PlayStation display, van Beek remembers: “I turned to Hermen and said, ‘What if it doesn’t work? What if the whole idea of cave people fighting robot dinosaurs is just too silly?'” To which Hulst evidently counted on the programmer and also stated: “Well, too late to worry about that!”

Thankfully for Guerrilla, those seeing the trailer for the very first time were overjoyed regarding Aloy’s journey, which “totally floored” the group. Considering just how much followers like Horizon Zero Dawn, and also its follow up Horizon Forbidden West, it’s unsubstantiated that of individuals behind such a precious collection went to one factor fretted that target markets would not like it. People liked it a lot as a matter of fact that it was additionally disclosed in the very same message that the Horizon franchise business has actually marketed greater than 32.7 million systems worldwide, since April 2023. 

The also much better information is that the Horizon Forbidden West developer has also confirmed that “Aloy’s adventure will continue.” A number of weeks back, Guerrilla silently disclosed that it was servicing “Aloy’s next adventure” in addition to an “exciting online project” which has actually been reported as a Horizon MMO for some time currently. So we’re readied to see a lot more of Aloy and also good friends as the Horizon collection establishes. 

Wondering what else we’ve reached expect? Take a consider our upcoming PS5 games listing. 



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