Thursday, February 28, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn Hits 10 Million Sales

Guerrilla Games celebrates the second anniversary of Horizon Zero Dawn and share development fun facts.

Developers at Guerrilla Games knew that they are up to something good after completing 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn and early feedback also backed that idea but they never really expected to receive so much appreciation in return.

As of today, the entire studio staff is currently celebrating the second anniversary of its release and now has become one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games by selling over 10 million copies worldwide by February 28, 2019.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Hits 10 Million Sales

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Now that they have managed to surpass an impressive sales number, the game has officially surpassed other PS4-exclusive titles like God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in terms of commercial success.

In two years, players have many fun experiences and memories taking on protagonist Aloy's journey in HZD. On the year of its launch, the game was one of the most talked over title in 2017 and for all the right reasons.

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In celebration, the studio offers to share some of their development details for HZD all of which helped to shape the game. Right after they finished working on Killzone 3, the Intruder pilot Jammer from the game becomes an early prototype model for Aloy.

They began playing with gameplay elements back in 2010 and were having a tough time finding a suitable facial mock-up for Aloy but help came from Conversation Director Jochen Willemsen when he suggested Dutch actress Hannah Hoekstra for the role.

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Sound design department was literally looking for needles in haystack listening over to more than 750 bird sounds and choosing only 30 to include in final cut. Different machines making various sounds defined their unique character as they mixed animal sounds to add natural vibes.

After initially mentioning the project briefly back in 2014, Horizon Zero Dawn was announced back in E3 2015 and has become the biggest project Guerrilla Games took on for publisher Sony after their successful stint on Killzone series.