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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

Ahead of UbiForward event next week, gameplay footage from Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets leaked online.

In late April, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Valhalla, latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series for modern consoles and Windows PC, scheduled for holiday 2020 release.

Most recently, a 30 minute-long gameplay footage of AC Valhalla got leaked online that shows-off combat mechanics, open-world, story settings and much more, shortly ahead of upcoming Ubisoft Forward event set for July 12, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

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Although Ubisoft has taken quick attempts to take down these videos from YouTube swiftly using its copyright system, many other video sharing and social media platforms are passing the footage along, including Reddit and Streamable.

Ubisoft trying to take these videos down confirms that latest leaks are genuine and were meant to reveal on UbiForward event. However, video quality for leaked footage is not that impressive because they are not from an authorized source.

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

Below is 30 minute gameplay of Assassin's Creed Valhalla that was leaked earlier and scrubbed from online.



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Given how the leaked video is labeled "WORK IN PROGRESS" only suggests that this probably some in-development footage and whatever Ubisoft is currently planning to show at their Forward event on July 12 is most likely to change.

Recent footage from Valhalla shows fierce Viking protagonist Eivor in action, repeating same formula of Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey. There are different paths to choose from as well as varied options for gears and skills in combat.

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Previously, Ubisoft offered a first look at Valhalla gameplay during Microsoft reveal event in May 2020 that was just an in-engine cinematic trailer and no gameplay at all, which has disappointed many of Assassin's Creed fan-base.

Ubisoft is expected to showcase brand-new Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay overview at UbiForward event next week. Fans can also look forward to a reveal trailer for long-rumored Far Cry 6 and get a glimpse at Watch Dogs: Legion.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

Guerrilla Games shows-off latest features and improvements for PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn, releasing August 7.

In a totally unexpected marketing move, Hermen Hulst of Worldwide Studios officially confirmed back in March that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a PC port and is scheduled to arrive on summer 2020.

In a recent announcement, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition priced $49.99 only will be released on August 7, 2020, for Windows PC platform via Epic Games Store and Steam.

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

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Guerrilla Games released a new trailer showcasing key-features for PC version of HZD: Complete Edition.




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You can tell that Guerrilla Games really know their PC audience very well by taking a brief look at the trailer as they focus on options menu rather than gameplay or story and swinging those beautiful display sliders to entice eager fans.

Complete Edition for Horizon includes its base game with Frozen Wilds expansion pack and bunch of PC specific features like some major graphical enhancements, ultra-wide screen support, unlocked frame-rate and much more.

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Horizon Zero Dawn on PC also offers control options, benchmarking tool and graphical customization. A number of options for adjusting anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are added but there will be no ray-tracing support.

HZD: Complete Edition allows you to change the field of view to a maximum of 100 degrees on PC. Players can enjoy higher frame-rates than console and resolutions up to native 4k depending on their hardware specification.

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Horizon features a strong female character named Aloy, a young hunter from Nora tribe who ventures through an open-world in an epic journey to uncover a mystery and fights off various mechanical beasts in a post-apocalyptic future.

Horizon Zero Dawn was formerly launched as a PlayStation 4-exclusive title that has sold over 10 million copies so far by February 2019. A sequel, Horizon Forbidden West has been revealed for PlayStation 5 with a 2021 release window.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fallout TV Series Comes to Amazon Prime

Popular RPG series Fallout from Bethesda is being adapted into a TV show for Amazon Prime by Westworld series creators.

With so many video game properties being greenlit for television adaptation by major networks and streaming platforms these days, it's about time that someone would finally pick up Fallout franchise license for a live-action TV series.

An official announcement came out today from Amazon Studios confirming an upcoming small-screen adaptation of Fallout by revealing a teaser trailer on official twitter account, with series creators of Westworld joining the project.

Fallout TV Series Comes to Amazon Prime
Fallout TV Series Comes to Amazon Prime

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Amazon has recently partnered up with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy to serve as executive producers for a planned TV show based on Fallout series through Kilter Films banner, teaming up with developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks.

Director of publishing operations James Altman and executive producer Todd Howard of Bethesda are to executive producing as well. Amazon Studios can skip a pilot episode and move to main series if executives approve the script.

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First teaser footage for Fallout television series will be an exclusive title set to premiere on Amazon Prime.


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Post-apocalyptic role-playing game series Fallout has debuted back in 1997, which sets premise of an alternate history America of 22nd century following a nuclear war at late 1940s where players try to survive in a harsh wasteland.

Fallout showrunners do not have a writer assigned, nor did they reveal its cast and an official release date. Details about the show are very scarce now and we need to keep an eye on future press release to know more about said project.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and More

Newest lineup for Xbox Game Pass is adding CrossCode, Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and more on July 2020.

Already kicking-off the month of July with bunch of new games revealed for PC and Xbox One consoles earlier, Xbox Game Pass couldn't wait for long to announce another lineup of new titles added to their ever so expanding library.

You can also use your phone to download remotely via Game Pass mobile app or queue up your next games while in the middle of another game. Also, be on a lookout for game quests and newly released free updates at Microsoft Store.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and More

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 | PC, Ultimate
A lesser known sports strategy franchise, Out of the Park Baseball 21 is an award-winning series outing that is packed with latest features and improvements for a great offline and online play for newcomers and veteran OOTP players.

Newly added 3D Ballpark Construction Kit 1.0 lets you build your dream ballpark and when you are not sure what to do, seek help from Game Flow. There are tons of options added in 21st version for ultimate baseball sandbox experience.

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 on Xbox Game Pass

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Soulcalibur VI | Console, Ultimate
Latest installment in a long-running series, weapon-based fighting game Soulcalibur VI from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment retains many of its staple gameplay features and added new mechanics such as Reversal Edge.

As special guest fighters like 2B from NieR: Automata, Geralt from The Witcher and Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown joins original roster of brave and iconic characters to duke it out among themselves in a quest for legendary Soul Swords.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Game Pass

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CrossCode | Console, Ultimate
Taking inspiration from The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana series, retro-styled action role-playing game CrossCode from developer Radical Fish Games and publisher Deck13 offers a fast-paced combat system and a tight sci-fi narrative.

There are about 120 enemy types and more than 30 boss fights across expansive dungeons and various locations. Players can also listen to its rich music tracks as they attempt to hone a range of combat skills and take on loads of quests.

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CrossCode on Xbox Game Pass

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Fallout 76 | Console, PC, Ultimate
In a post-nuclear America, head back to West Virginia to explore its wastelands or settle in buy building base and reutilizing many threats playing online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks.

F76 invites players to relive a new American dream after you create a custom character and begin your unique Fallout adventure right away. You either be a lone survivor or join up fellow humans in neighboring factions like Raiders and Settlers.

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Fallout 76 on Xbox Game Pass

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Games that will be leaving Game Pass on July 15 are Blazing Chrome, Dead Rising 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Timespinner, Unavowed and Undertale. Game Pass Ultimate perk for July offers you to grab SMITE: Starter Pass Perk before July 13, 2020.

New subscribers can sign up for Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate by spending $1 only. If you are going to play solely on console, then get a membership of Game Pass for $9.99 per month and enjoy special discount on all purchases.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Disco Elysium TV Series in Works

TV series adaptation of Disco Elysium is in works from Sonic the Hedgehog movie production company.

Bagging multiple accolades at The Game Awards 2019 including Best Independent Game, unique role-playing title Disco Elysium from developer/publisher ZA/UM is awaiting release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to latest reports, Disco Elysium is currently in talks to receive a TV series treatment soon. Indie studio and series creator ZA/UM will be teaming up with dj2 Entertainment, producers who worked on Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

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Disco Elysium TV Series in Works

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Aside from upcoming TV show, dj2 Entertainment has license to well-known video game series like Life is Strange, Sleeping Dogs, Vampyr and We Happy Few with further plans to work on feature film projects or making TV series adaptations.

Their only project that got greenlit so far is recent live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which became a blockbuster. No writer is currently attached to the project just yet as dj2 is actively looking for one to make a pitch for later in 2020.

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It will be very interesting to see how an amnesiac detective, Harrier "Harry" DuBois will be discovering his own identity as well as whatever character traits of lead protagonist from his "Thought Cabinet" would make it to the show.

Detective RPG experience of BAFTA award winner Disco Elysium heading over to small screens will be pretty exciting for fans. ZA/UM and dj2 Entertainment has yet to assign a TV network or streaming platform for broadcasting partnership.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

During each Xbox Free Play Days weekly event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets to cheer up to celebrate new lineup of games to play on Xbox One console for free while staying in comfort of home.

Starting from June 25, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, Live Gold or Game Pass subscribers can head over to Microsoft Store to download and play newly added Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley until June 28, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

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Now that an official follow up sequel waiting for release in January 2021, take a tour into world of assassination with Agent 47 in stealth adventure title Hitman 2 by developer IO Interactive and follow targets to worldwide locations.

Then jump into 2016 simulation role-playing game Stardew Valley from publisher Chucklefish, where player character goes back to inherit a rural farm from their grandfather in an attempt to try and settle there to leave a city life behind.

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When your trial period in Free Play Days are finally over, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them and enjoy special member discount for limited time but remember that percentage may vary in different region.

Xbox Free Play Days for this week lets you grab Hitman 2 Gold Edition for a whopping 75% off, which is a complete steal. People who are looking forward to begin their journey to Stardew Valley can buy its standard edition at 30% less.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Horizon Forbidden West Coming in 2021

Dutch game director Mathijs de Jonge of Guerrilla games reveals Horizon Forbidden West is coming in 2021.

As an official sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, upcoming action role-playing game Horizon Forbidden West was announced at PlayStation 5 Reveal Event by developer Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Now that Forbidden West is finally revealed for PS5, game director Mathijs de Jonge decides to talk about its post-apocalyptic story settings, release window and some more in-game details in a newly released developer diary from Sony.

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Horizon Forbidden West Coming in 2021

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Mathijs de Jonge talks about more details from recent reveal of Horizon sequel last week in a new video.




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Forbidden West was no surprise to series fans at all and was surely one of the biggest reveals from PS5 showcase. Although Horizon II will not debut as a launch title for PS5, it will arrive within first year of Sony's next-gen console lifetime.

Series protagonist Aloy returns for her second greatest adventure in a distant future open-world that is taken over by machines. She goes out on a journey to find answers to unknown secrets representing her own clan, Nora tribe.

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HFW will pick up from where the first game ended and take players from Utah to Pacific Ocean in West though deserts, ruined cities and valleys. Forbidden West will have maps bigger than that of Horizon Zero Dawn, according to de Jonge.

He adds that there will be "virtually no loading screens" due to brand-new SSD in PlayStation 5, one of its prominent features. It emphasizes on immersion by dynamically changing environments when you travel from one place to another.

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Mathijs de Jonge had the following to say about in-game world and fast-travel mechanics of Horizon II.

With the additional power of the PlayStation 5, we can make our world even more detailed and more vibrant and more immersive. With the PS5's SSD there will be virtually no loading screens So, in an open-world game like Horizon Forbidden West, if you open up the map and fast-travel from one end to the other, restarting from a checkpoint will be super fast. When you boot up the game, you're right there in the action.

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There were rumors of a follow-up to Horizon Zero Dawn from earlier this year from job posting and dev teasing. Shortly ahead of recent announcement, Guerrilla Games launched a comic-book series to tie-in with events from the game.

Contrary to what many have expected, Horizon II: Forbidden West will not be joining launch lineup of PlayStation 5. Its predecessor title HZD became one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 titles of all time by selling over 10 million copies.