Have you seen Death Stranding? It’s arguably the best looking game on the PlayStation 4, and it shows how far the Decima Engine has come since the release of Horizon: Zero Dawn a couple of years ago. Of course, a sequel to Aloy’s inaugural outing is almost certainly in the offing for the PlayStation 5, and you should expect it to look extraordinary based on Guerrilla Games’ past exploits.
Well, that and the fact that it’s got an entire team dedicated to working on foliage for the follow-up. A job listing for a Technical Vegetation Artist (yes, that’s a real title) explains that candidates will be responsible for “the creation of vegetation assets that are used to dress the game world”. It continues that Amsterdam studio has “four teams dedicated to creating the stunning environments of Horizon”.
Earlier this year, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 actress Janina Gavankar – who played Tatai in the original title’s Frozen Wilds expansion – claimed that we’re “going to die” when we see the sequel, while the team has recently been in Sweden shooting motion capture for the release. We expect this to play a big part in the PS5’s reveal event – with lots of hardware specific bells and whistles to boot.