Horizon Zero Dawn Remaster: A remake of Horizon Zero Dawn may be on the way if recent rumors are to be believed. Despite being released for PC in 2020, the popular game was only released for PlayStation 4 on February 28, 2017. On February 18, 2022, Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Zero Dawn, will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
MP1ST published the news before being picked up by a variety of notorious leakers, including Wario64 and Nibel. According to these reports, the developer behind the remake, Guerilla Games, will improve the visuals of the updated version of Zero Dawn to compete with its recently released sequel, Forbidden West. According to reports, the game will feature brand new character models in addition to improved lighting and animation. Additionally, the remake will include accessibility features and improvements to the quality of life.
This follows several notable remasters from PlayStation, including Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us. The latter has been widely criticized for being largely unnecessary, with many fans of the franchise referring to it as a “cash grab,” something which Naughty Dog has consistently denied.
In addition, recent reports claim that Guerilla is currently developing a multiplayer game for the PC and PS5 based on the Horizon universe.
There has been talk of expanding the franchise into multiplayer for some time, and Zero Dawn was originally planned to have a co-op mode, which was apparently scrapped during development, as demonstrated by some early concept art.
According to the news outlet Video Games Chronicle, PlayStation was interested in including a co-op mode in Forbidden West, but Guerrilla wanted to save the feature for a later game. It remains to be seen when this will eventually be realized.