A remaster of 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn is reportedly in the works for PS5 along with an all-new multiplayer game for PS5 and PC.
As reported by VGC and MP1ST, The Last of Us Part 1 Remake, which we previously asked if it was worth the $70 price tag just nine years after its release, appears to soon be getting an updated version, the first adventure of Aloy on PS4.
It’s not 100% clear if this would be a full remake like The Last of Us Part 1 or just a remaster, but some of the details make it seem like it’s leaning more towards the latter. Reports claim that this new version will add “accessibility features, graphics features, and quality-of-life improvements to the gameplay itself.” In a sense, it seems to improve on the original in the additional upgrades of Horizon Forbidden West.
Horizon Zero Dawn was released for PC in 2020 and added features like improved draw distance and higher frame rates, but it wasn’t necessarily considered a remaster or remake of the original PS4 game.
This remaster, like The Last of Us Part 1, seems to potentially be part of Sony’s plan to remaster some of its games that are going to be adapted for TV or movies. Sony has officially announced a Horizon series for Netflix, and this could be a way to capitalize on the renewed interest when the series is ready to premiere, like Cyberpunk: Edgerunners did for Cyberpunk 2077. It’s important to note that God of War is also getting the series treatment on Amazon, so perhaps the 2018 classic could also be up for a remaster/remake in the future.
Alongside news of this remake/remaster, reports also claim that Guerilla Games is hard at work on a Horizon multiplayer game for PS5 and PC. In 2020, a Guerilla job listing was looking for a game developer with multiplayer experience to work on an “epic open world game”.
VGC noted that Horizon Zero Dawn concept art leaked in 2014 hinted at Guerilla’s initial plans to add a Monster Hunter-style multiplayer mode to the game that would have players work together to take down massive, mechanical enemies. Those plans never came to fruition, but could be ready for Horizon 3 or a standalone game.
For more, check out our review of The Last of Us Part 1 to see how Sony handles its remakes and our review of Horizon Forbidden West.
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