Horizon Zero Dawn is releasing on the PC this summer, but that’s not the last we’ll be seeing of the incredibly successful franchise. Video Games Chronicle has learned that the sequel, which has been in development since 2017, will be coming to the PlayStation 5. The original plan was to release Horizon Zero Dawn 2 for the PS4, but Sony’s execs evidently thought it could be a good console mover and demonstration of next-gen gaming.
“The next installment, Horizon Zero Dawn 2, started development soon after the first game’s successful release,” said VGC’s sources. “Initially, the game was planned for PlayStation 4. However, it’s thought that development has now entirely shifted focus to Sony’s next-generation console.”
“Horizon Zero Dawn 2 is said to be ‘gigantic’ in scope with a larger game world and more freedom to explore it than in its predecessor. People with knowledge of the game also indicated the inclusion of a co-op feature, although it’s not clear if this is delivered via the main story or a separate mode.”
Whether Horizon Zero Dawn 2 will be a launch title is anyone’s guess, but that could be a real possibility, being that the game has been in development for years. Hopefully, the game takes full advantage of the PlayStation 5’s more powerful hardware.