Even if “Horizon: Forbidden West” is bigger than its predecessor, it shouldn’t be empty.
As confirmed by the developers at Guerrilla Games, Horizon: Forbidden West will offer a game world somewhat larger and more intense than Horizon: Zero Dawn. Game Director Mathijs de Jonge said: “The map is a bit bigger, but overall we made sure to increase the density, add more content and make sure there was plenty for the player to do across the map, and then make that content engaging with small, subtle storytelling.”
In addition, the underwater world is intended to encourage exploration. Narrative director Benjamin McCaw says: “Explore is really the point. It’s not enough just to show it underwater. We wanted to make sure it was as beautiful as what you see in the natural world above. But it wasn’t enough for you to go underwater. We wanted to do some amazing and exciting things. Really interesting. And I think that’s where part of the story comes in. We can’t wait for the guys to see what they’re going to experience.” “Horizon: Forbidden West” will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 at the end of 2021.