Release Date: (NA) February 28th, 2017
Release Date: (PAL) 1 March 2017
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Horizon is an action RPG from the third person perspective. Features an open world with dynamic day-night cycle and weather system. Takes place in a post-post apocalyptic environment. The world has ended, but it is coming back with lush greenery. The world is ruled by the machines.
Play as Aloy, hunter/archer. A variety of ways to kill enemies. There is a skill tree with 3 categories (Prowler - stealth, Brave - combat, Forager - healing/gathering). Aloy can hide in foliage. Hack certain creatures with tools.
Save points and fast travel can be accessed by interacting with campfires once discovered. Dialogue wheel to communicate with players.
-Photo mode can change time of day to the minute
-craft/buy weapons and gear
Horizon began in 2011, following the release of Killzone 3.
Uses the Decima engine (Killzone, Death Stranding)
John Gonzalez (Lead Writer for Fallout: New Vegas, and co-designed Shadow of Mordor Nemesis system.) was brought on the team.
From CD Projekt RED: (Lead Cinematic Artist Pawel Swierczynski, Quest Designer Dennis Zoetebier, Senior Technical Designer Shadi Dadenji) were all brought on the team.
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