Horizon: Zero Dawn News

Guerrilla recruits Rainbow Six: Siege multiplayer devs for unannounced game

Guerrilla Games has been acquiring talent from Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege team.

An eagle-eyed member of ResetEra (via PushSquare) noticed the Horizon: Zero Dawn developer had recently taken on a couple of Six alumni, including game director Simon Larouche who joined Guerrilla nine months ago for a game described only as "Secret Game is Secret!".

This is Larouche's second stint at Guerrilla, having previously worked on Killzone 2 before leaving the studio to join Ubisoft in 2009.

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We are living in a new golden age of video game music, and by way of a celebration there will be a lavish orchestral concert at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of the month (Wednesday, 30th May). It's called PlayStation in Concert and will feature an 80-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, plus City of London Choir, bringing PlayStation music to life. Oh, and a light show.

Hellblade leads BAFTA game nominations with nine nods

Horizon and Edith Finch not far behind.

Ninja Theory's self-published gamble, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, leads the nominations for the BAFTA video game awards 2018, with nine nods including Best Game. It's been a tremendous success for the British studio, with Hellblade winning both critical acclaim and bringing in more than half-a-million sales.

Robo-crocs and hawks in new Horizon: The Frozen Wilds trailer

Roughly a week to go until Horizon Zero Dawn expansion The Frozen Wilds comes out, on 7th November, and Sony has released a quick refresher video about what to expect.

Robo-crocs, hawks and giant burrowing creatures all await Aloy as she ventures to the snowy north. We also get a glimpse at some new outfits, some of which are very ornate and elaborate.

The Frozen Wilds will cost 16 and opens a whole new zone to explore. You're off to uncover the mysteries of The Mountain - no not him from Game of Thrones.

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Horizon DLC The Frozen Wilds gets a release date

Sony has announced a 7th November release date for Horizon Zero Dawn add-on The Frozen Wilds. It costs 16.

The Frozen Wilds brings a whole new story set in a whole new zone in the frozen and mountainous north. There will be new machines to fight and new mysteries to uncover.

The Frozen Wilds was unveiled in a trailer at E3 earlier this summer. In it, Aloy announces she's off to discover the mysteries of The Mountain, but is told if she wants to, she'll have to face the beast that guards it. Could it be the Metal Devil we've heard about?

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Horizon Zero Dawn gets a big new update today

Horizon Zero Dawn gets a big new update today

New Game +! Ultra Hard difficulty! More!

PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn gets a big new update today that adds a host of new features to the game.

The headline new features of patch 1.30 are New Game + and an Ultra Hard difficulty, but there are also new Trophies and unlockables.

New Game +, as you'd expect, lets you continue the game without losing your character progression and your collected inventory. You can't progress beyond the level cap of 50, but you can still collect XP.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn patch adds new photo mode features

PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn is getting an improved photo mode in a forthcoming patch.

The update, due next week, will let you command main character Aloy to stare at the camera, strike new poses and switch facial expressions.

Three new photo filters and new "greetings from" cards will also be added. Snazzy.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn sells 2.6m copies in two weeks

Horizon: Zero Dawn sells 2.6m copies in two weeks

Making it Sony's most successful new franchise.

Horizon: Zero Dawn has shifted 2.6m units globally since its 28th February launch, Sony has announced.

This makes it the most successful new IP exclusive to the PS4 since the console launched in late 2013.

It's also had the best-selling debut of any title by developer Guerrilla Games, best known for its work on the Killzone franchise.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn release date brought forward a couple of days

We're used to Sony delaying its big-budget PlayStation exclusives. Well, this time, it's brought one forward.

The game in question is Horizon: Zero Dawn, which Sony said will launch two days earlier than planned in the UK, on 1st March 2017 for PS4.

Horizon is the new post-apocalyptic open-world action RPG from Guerrilla Games, the studio behind the Killzone series. It's been in development for a few years now, and was once due out at the end of 2016, but Guerrilla delayed it into 2017 to add spit and polish.

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Watch Sony's fancy pants PS4 advert

And hunt for video game references.

John Lewis and M&S eat your hearts out. Sony's released a fancy new PlayStation 4 advert just in time for Christmas - and it's packed with video game references.

Horizon: Zero Dawn new gameplay features dialogue wheels, mounting

Sony has shown some new gameplay for Horizon: Zero Dawn at its PlayStation E3 conference.

The clip sees our hero Aloy hunt some mechanical beasts, before engaging in conversation with an NPC using a dialogue wheel.

From there, she has to get to a nearby village quickly, and so mounts nearby mechanical wildlife to speed through the game's open world. We also see more of the game's war-of-attrition combat against a towering and rather intimidating scorpion-like foe.

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Horizon Zero Dawn release date confirmed for March

Horizon Zero Dawn release date confirmed for March

New trailer shows more dinobot action.

Killzone developer Guerrilla Games' upcoming PS4-exclusive robot dinosaur-hunting game Horizon Zero Dawn will launch on 3rd March in the UK.

The rest of Europe will get it a couple of days earlier on 1st March, while North Americans will receive it on 28th February.

It was originally expected to launch later this year, but alas. "It wasn't an easy choice to make; we know many of you have been anxious to play the game since we first announced it. However, we also want to ensure that Horizon Zero Dawn lives up to the visuals and gameplay quality that our games are known for. The new date affords us the extra time required to deliver fully on our ambitious vision for Horizon Zero Dawn," said Guerrilla Games' managing director Hermen Hulst on the PlayStation Blog.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn gameplay footage shoots down a robot dinosaur

Guerrilla Games has debuted new Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay footage at its Paris Games Week 2015 press conference.

The gameplay sequence shown saw heroine Aloy lay down Monster Hunter-style traps for one of Horizon's robotic dinosaurs.

Spoilers: things don't end well for a nearby robo-dino. Watch the new footage in full below:

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Killzone dev announces new PS4 action RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn

Killzone dev announces new PS4 action RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn

UPDATE: Due 2016, and it sounds like Killzone isn't benched.

UPDATE 16TH JUNE: There's been a bit more information released - notably that the game is due 2016. You play as lead character Aloy, an outcast form her relatively primitive tribe. She's off to discover the mysteries of the ruined world and with it her destiny.

She'll be up against it, outgunned (although she took that massive beast down pretty easily didn't she) by an assortment of big dino-bots, little pack-bots and ripe-for-the-picking grazer-bots.

"Of course you won't be hunting unarmed in Horizon Zero Dawn," a PlayStation blog post read. "Aloy is capable of combining natural materials with machine parts to turn them into ingenious weapons, ammunition, traps, and tools."

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