Friday27th Jan 2017
We're starting to get an inkling of just how much Sony is betting on Horizon: Zero Dawn becoming its next big thing. While we're sure that the game will be very good, you can almost feel the company trying to force its success a little bit – just look at the ridiculous array of merchandise it announced earlier in the week. And over...
Thursday26th Jan 2017
Horizon: Zero Dawn's just about a month away from release, and Sony's currently in the process of hosting a big press tour, where journalists are getting hands on with (we assume) the almost final build. This is a big, bulky press event, with those attending able to spend a whopping four hours with the role-playing release. It means...
Wednesday25th Jan 2017
How much crap can you hold?
How hard is Sony going to shove Horizon: Zero Dawn down your throat? Harder than a well-endowed man with a moustache it seems. Hot on the heels of yesterday's bundle announcement, the platform holder has announced… Well, a frankly staggering amount of merchandise. If this doesn't prove just how much the manufacturer is...
Tuesday24th Jan 2017
Sony's strategy with the PlayStation 4 Pro is strange to say the least. The optional iterative console which launched last year makes a sizeable difference to standard PS4 releases, but the platform holder almost seems scared to promote it. And while we assumed that was merely a consequence of it keeping the spotlight on the PS4 Slim over...
Monday23rd Jan 2017
Pure and simple
We've played Horizon: Zero Dawn, and let us be clear: you can practically feel money pouring out of the screen. Sony's not been shy in stating that Guerrilla Games' open world adventure is one of its highest budget projects to date, but the platform holder won't be slyly recouping those costs by incorporating bothersome...
Sunday15th Jan 2017
More pages than Mass Effect Andromeda's
Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open world role-playing release according to Guerrilla Games, but many have questioned whether it will really live up to that description. The title's official strategy guide certainly seems to indicate as much: it's a whopping 552 pages, which is almost on par with The Elder Scrolls...
Friday13th Jan 2017
Diving deeper into Guerrilla's anticipated exclusive
Horizon: Zero Dawn's coming soon – well, unless Sony decides to move the date, as we suggested it should earlier – and we figured that we'd school you on some of the lesser-known details regarding the release. What's the link between protagonist Aloy and H.G. Wells, for example? Which other...
There are two certainties in life: the first is that we'll all die, and the other is that you can't compete with a console launch. While many paragraphs will be written about last night's Nintendo Switch presentation, the folks at Guerrilla Games will probably be too bummed to read them – after all, its big new intellectual...
Wednesday11th Jan 2017
Horizon: Zero Dawn's got another gorgeous trailer, this time focusing on its story and cutscenes. As we've come to expect, the game's world looks stunning, and the character models are of a really high standard. In short, it's still a visual feast for the eyes. There's one question that still hovers over Sony's blockbuster, though: will the...
Back to the future
Horizon: Zero Dawn is unquestionably one of the PlayStation 4's most important releases of 2017; Guerrilla Games' stunning open world adventure is something that Sony's keen to turn into a real blockbuster, and thankfully, it looks like it has all the right ingredients. The title's due on the 28th February in North America, and...
Sunday8th Jan 2017
Yeah, it's a slow news day
Hideo Kojima's busy building LEGO rather than Death Stranding, and his latest project is complete. The auteur's love-in with Guerrilla Games goes on, as he's created Aloy and a Tallneck from Horizon: Zero Dawn using the popular Danish playthings. What more is there to say? Well, we're going to have to pad out another...
Sunday1st Jan 2017
Earth is ours no more
Sony sees Horizon: Zero Dawn as its next major first-party franchise, and so it's started work advertising the PlayStation 4 exclusive alongside the onset of the New Year. This commercial aired during the PlayStation-sponsored Fiesta Bowl overnight, and is a fairly well executed riff on the 2017 celebrations. Expect this game...
Saturday3rd Dec 2016
Get Aloy of this
Guerrilla's open world RPG looks more and more impressive every time we see it. There's an awesome level of detail in Horizon: Zero Dawn's world, and that's clearly evident in this latest trailer. It features a few new robo-dinos we've not seen before, such as the creatures with buzzsaws in their faces (because teeth clearly...
Tuesday1st Nov 2016
We've seen Horizon: Zero Dawn running with HDR enabled on one of Sony's top-of-the-range 4K televisions and it's amazing, but what if you're planning to play the title with the PlayStation 4 Pro on a bog-standard 1080p screen? Writing on the PlayStation Blog, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that there's lots
Thursday20th Oct 2016
Because of course it does
No open world game is complete without towers for you to climb, and Horizon: Zero Dawn is no different. Guerrilla Games' gorgeous role-playing release will see you clambering up dino-bots in order to reach a vantage point, which will unlock points of interest on the map. Yeah. Look, at least these lookout points are...
Wednesday19th Oct 2016
Guerrilla Games have always been technical wizards, but Horizon: Zero Dawn sees the Dutch studio at its Godly best. Gematsu's happened upon a new batch of screenshots from the release, and they look like concept art brought to life. Surely this is one of the finest looking titles ever made? Are you eagerly anticipating Aloy's impending...
Tuesday27th Sep 2016
The best thing about PlayStation is that it's reinvented itself time and time again. Sony's original console was defined by Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, but a contractual blunder meant that both series went multiformat. Sony had to reinvent itself, and we saw the introduction of Jak & Daxter and Sly Cooper. Now on its...
Thursday15th Sep 2016
New gameplay highlights RPG systems
Back when Horizon: Zero Dawn was announced, we wondered how much of a role-playing game it would actually be. That's the genre that Guerrilla Games had promised, but with the early demonstrations centring on combat ahead of crafting and conversations, we pondered whether the Dutch developer may be stretching the...
Wednesday7th Sep 2016
Wow, and we thought Horizon: Zero Dawn already looked stunning. During its PlayStation Meeting press conference earlier today, Sony showed off some brand new footage of Guerrilla Games' highly anticipated exclusive running on the newly announced PlayStation 4 Pro. The supercharged console allows for more detailed environments, and a better...
Monday25th Jul 2016
There wasn't a massive amount at this year's San Diego Comic-Con to entertain PlayStation 4 fans, but IGN did shoot a quick video with this tasty looking Aloy statue inspired by Horizon: Zero Dawn. This is, of course, the model that you get with the Collector's Edition of the game, which can be pre-ordered for around £104.99/$119.99. In...
Friday17th Jun 2016
Back to the future
E3 2016 is over, but the livestreams aren't. If you're interested in getting a closer look at our Game of the Show Horizon: Zero Dawn, then Guerrilla's streaming gameplay live to its Twitch channel now. Join us from 09:00AM PDT (17:00PM BST). #E32016 #Sony #PS4 #Horizon
It feels like an eternity, but just 12 months ago we wrote an article in which we named Horizon: Zero Dawn our E3 2015 Game of the Show. After almost stealing the Paris Games Week poll a few months later, we're once again charged with the same task: Guerrilla Games' ambitious open world role-playing release is our E3 2016 Game of the Show...
Monday6th Jun 2016
Brave new world
Horizon: Zero Dawn's new trailer may be a bit on the cheesy side, but there's no denying that the game's a visual tour-de-force. Part of that, of course, stems from Guerrilla Games' technical prowess – but the art direction is also a very obvious highlight as well. It's no surprise to see the title score some stunning box art,...
But here's a new trailer to tide you over
Yep, it's happened. Horizon: Zero Dawn has been delayed to 28th February, 2017 in North America and 3rd March, 2017 in Europe. To help wipe away your tears, Sony has released a new trailer for the game, which focuses on Aloy and her journey. As well as that, we've got our first glimpses at the Limited...
Tuesday24th May 2016
Earth is ours no more
Following its Push Square Game of the Show award last year, Horizon: Zero Dawn was always likely to be one of Sony's big E3 2016 highlights – and it looks like the platform holder's getting the hype flowing a little earlier this year. Guerrilla Games tweeted out a photograph of downtown Los Angeles today, which has been...
Monday9th May 2016
Contrary to recent rumours
We've had doubts for some time with regards to Horizon: Zero Dawn's supposed 2016 release window - and for good reason, as far as we're concerned. We've seen very little of the title since it was officially announced last year, and it's clear that it's an incredibly ambitious project - but Sony still insists that Guerrilla...
Thursday21st Apr 2016
Make of it what you will
We hate reporting on stories that amount to little more than "man on Twitter said", but we suppose that we'll have to cover this one. Shinobi602, the industrious social media "insider" who's fast turning into this industry's most sourced person, claims that Horizon: Zero Dawn has been pushed into 2017. Bold? Eh, it seemed...
Thursday7th Jan 2016
The open world dilemma
Upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn is building up to be an ambitious undertaking for first-party studio Guerrilla Games. Supposedly a sort of action role-playing game hybrid that's set in a big open world, many interested onlookers have no doubt been pondering upon the size and scope of the release, and...
Wednesday28th Oct 2015
It was our Game of the Show at E3 2015 – and Horizon: Zero Dawn is still looking great. While developer Guerrilla Games didn't have a new demo for Sony's big Paris Games Week press conference, it did show an alternate play through of the one first shown in Los Angeles, while also emph
Monday26th Oct 2015
Proof will be in the mechanical pudding
Killzone, if you don't know, had some absolutely magnificent lore behind it – Guerrilla Games just botched the storytelling time after time again. Horizon: Zero Dawn is a second chance for the studio to tell an interesting tale, then – and we're part nervous, part excited to see whether the Dutch developer...