Forums - Sony Discussion - [RUMOR] Horizon Zero Dawn 2 on The works, It was planned to be trilogy and HZ 2 planned for PS4 but shifted to PS5 to take advantage of new tech and architecture on PS5

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sales2099 said:

I’d say given the original came out in 2017 and making it for new hardware this is a holiday 2021 title. Possibly mid year 2022. No way this is a launch title, given it took 4 years between Killzone SF and HZD. 

Maybe, but Sony will still be able to show games like HZD2 during their reveal and people will go bunkers. We will have to wait and see how they'll compare to Series X's cross gen titles, but I still believe MS needs at least a couple Series X exclusives at launch to showcase their new hardware. 



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So how much was or isn't true here? Did SNY ever actually shift to PS5 exclusivity or was the plan to launch on PS4 all along? Maybe it all depended on what kind of line up XB was going to have at launch and the foreseeable future? With a 2021 launch, you'd think based on the recent announcement that it would be way too late to shift to make it a ground breaking PS5 exclusive if it's going to launch in 2021. I'd guess some of this is perhaps Horizon 3 plans.



Can't wait for the Trilogy to get released on PC in 2035. Gonna destroy that thing with my XTX 8080ti!



I hope Horizon is not a trilogy. I'd love to see it turning into a gen franchise. They can always tell stories of that world hundreds of years before/after with new protagonists.



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My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


0D0 said:
I hope Horizon is not a trilogy. I'd love to see it turning into a gen franchise. They can always tell stories of that world hundreds of years before/after with new protagonists.

Nah I hope they move on after 3. Three games in a series is always good enough and I don't really care for more after that. It's one of the reasons I left MS behind because they just keep pumping out the same titles and it gets old. You stop caring about the characters and world as the story gets more and more ridiculous.

Plus a lot of these studios have other ideas and projects they become passionate about and want to work on. Last thing Sony needs is to end up pissing off one of the devs by forcing them to continue to pump out HZD 4,5,6,7. Thankfully Sony has always seemed to give their devs a certain amount of creative freedom.



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method114 said:
0D0 said:
I hope Horizon is not a trilogy. I'd love to see it turning into a gen franchise. They can always tell stories of that world hundreds of years before/after with new protagonists.

Nah I hope they move on after 3. Three games in a series is always good enough and I don't really care for more after that. It's one of the reasons I left MS behind because they just keep pumping out the same titles and it gets old. You stop caring about the characters and world as the story gets more and more ridiculous.

Plus a lot of these studios have other ideas and projects they become passionate about and want to work on. Last thing Sony needs is to end up pissing off one of the devs by forcing them to continue to pump out HZD 4,5,6,7. Thankfully Sony has always seemed to give their devs a certain amount of creative freedom.

I'm not talking about a series of 10 games following the same story, I'm talking about titles with different stories, timelines and characters. Like Zelda and Final Fantasy.



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


0D0 said:
method114 said:

Nah I hope they move on after 3. Three games in a series is always good enough and I don't really care for more after that. It's one of the reasons I left MS behind because they just keep pumping out the same titles and it gets old. You stop caring about the characters and world as the story gets more and more ridiculous.

Plus a lot of these studios have other ideas and projects they become passionate about and want to work on. Last thing Sony needs is to end up pissing off one of the devs by forcing them to continue to pump out HZD 4,5,6,7. Thankfully Sony has always seemed to give their devs a certain amount of creative freedom.

I'm not talking about a series of 10 games following the same story, I'm talking about titles with different stories, timelines and characters. Like Zelda and Final Fantasy.

Also different devs can tackle it later down the road. 



Probably will rum sub 1080p on the base PS4 900p with dynamic resolution to 720p and run in a much higher resolution on PS5 with better AA, shadows and ray tracing. It might not look as good as Demon Souls, but it will still look great. Also we don't know if they will release at the same time. Witcher 3 was ported to Switch in a few months. So it could still be that the PS5 version is the main focus and they will port it to PS4.



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0D0 said:
method114 said:

Nah I hope they move on after 3. Three games in a series is always good enough and I don't really care for more after that. It's one of the reasons I left MS behind because they just keep pumping out the same titles and it gets old. You stop caring about the characters and world as the story gets more and more ridiculous.

Plus a lot of these studios have other ideas and projects they become passionate about and want to work on. Last thing Sony needs is to end up pissing off one of the devs by forcing them to continue to pump out HZD 4,5,6,7. Thankfully Sony has always seemed to give their devs a certain amount of creative freedom.

I'm not talking about a series of 10 games following the same story, I'm talking about titles with different stories, timelines and characters. Like Zelda and Final Fantasy.

I guess that would be more ok but even then I have to imagine at some point the studio will want to do something else eventually. So they'll need to maybe pass the IP around, maybe hire small new studios to continue it, etc.