What does Horizon Zero Dawn's success mean for the future of Killzone?
I don't think so
Why no? They certaintly haven't forgotten about it. Pretty sure they will revisit it wth all their gained knowledge slecially since they have kojuma
The Last of Us didn't end Uncharted. GG is as capable of carrying 2 franchises like ND, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them make KZ5 and potentially end it there, then make a sequel to Horizon the same way ND just ended Uncharted and is now on TLoU2
My hope is that they now work on substantial Horizon DLC as well as a new Killzone with a much darker story than Shadowfall.
Probably the other way around. Horizon's success will help Guerrilla to continue making Killzone games. Now they have two IP's to alternate between.
Just like Naughty and Uncharted/TLoU, i think Killzone and Horizon will be GG's two ongoing franchises.
I don't think so... go look on Guerrilla Games official website... within the last 36 hours they just posted 8 new job openings... https://www.guerrilla-games... something tells me they are already looking to grow their team off the success of Horizon: Zero Dawn.... they ain't fucking around. Killzone and Horizon are both here to stay.
They must be doing well because usually hiring doesn't take place until development ramps up for a game. Usually staff is thinnest after launching a new game
Lol I didn't know that that's actually really good to hear
I don't see why. A franchise should end when a developer looses passion for it and good ideas are hard to come by.
Agreed why does it need to? Sony could just have another team work on the Killzone series. Infamous did not spell the end to Sly Cooper Resistance fall of Man the not spell the end to Ratchet & Clank even Uncharted did not spell the end of Jak and Daxter as naughty dog actually confirmed they were working on Jak 4 at some point. They're going to make Killzone for as long as the developer has ideas and concepts for the future of the series . I believe Sony might do it if they feel that they need to fill in a gap in the first person shooter category or if the developer has enough ideas to justify its existence
I could these them do a sequel for Horizon in the next few years so say bye to Killzonr
Excuse my ignorance but does Guerrilla own the Killzone IP? Could another dev take over?
I'd assume they do as they own GG. I would also find it hilarious if Sony let Bungie take over killzone.
sony doesnt own bungie that would never happen...
Activision owns Bungie. So no to Bungie and Killzone. Plus ever heard of Destiny? Yeah Activision wouldn't let that money go...
Bungie would ruin KZ.
Sony owns Guerrilla so Sony owns Killzone IP.
Exactly. So if someone else does Killzone then it would be a second party situation. Killzone isn't dead, imo. But I think Guerrilla has moved on to better things in Horizon.
Sony Computer Entertainment owns Guerilla Games Sony Computer Entertainment owns the intellectual property to Killzone
Like I've said if they want to experiment with a SPIN OFF which is third person and you get to explore a massive map on Earth dealing with a Helghan invasion as your community tries to fight back then I wouldn't mind seeing that. Maybe set in the suburbs or something. Would change things up a bit. Long as it's a spin off and not a main game ruining it's FPS franchise roots then I don't see the problem. I just feel GG make better open world/third person games which show off more of what they can do.
I just don't see that happening killzone's concept is deeply embedded into actually being a first person shooter based on what you physically doing that game. The idea of the game is more so a physical thing so it's very difficult to try to get that same thing from a third person shooter when the idea of the game was never really made it to be that. That could sort of work with RPGs where the idea of the game is more so conceptually than literally where perception is irrelevant but it being a first person shooter is kind of about it being in first person in the first place. If this was a game that had more to do with what you did then how it felt then I would agree with you but there's too much that's done inside the first person perspective to actually suggested to be that. I mean they would probably be better off simply just making a new intellectual property.
No. Having a third person Killzone would be weird as heck. Like a first person Uncharted would be weird too. It isn't that GG makes better open world games it's that when they don't have to worry about appealing to a wide audience but rather worry/focus on making that they want to make, the end result is fantastic. Look at KZ2, it was one of the best MP FPSs of it's time. Then you look at KZ3 and Shadow Fall which both had one thing in common which was the attempt to appeal to a wider audience and both suffered as a result. GG just has to make a game sticking to their vison without having to worry if it will be popular.
Urgh Keyword...SPIN OFF Not a main game
What's to stop Guerrilla Games starting a second team up, similar to Naughty Dog, and working on two games simultaneously?
i sure hope so, atleast for a while, was never a big fan of kill zone and horizon ZD is awesome!
Killzone 4 needs to happen. Rico is alive!
Yup, Rico was fucking awesome. Scen was cool to until he grew that giant cockatoo mohawk in 3.
Yes just so that I can beat the shit out of him.
I seriously hope not. If anything, I can see Killzone making a better return, not that it was bad. Aside from maybe ShadowFall but the online was pretty good. Edit: They seem like a dev that capable of handling multiple IPs and not lose quality.
How do we even know that Horizon Zero Dawn isn't officially a part of the Killzone franchise? Lore-wise, is there any indication that the interplanetary war in the Killzone franchise, DIDN'T cause the RoboDinos to destroy civilization on earth? Just cause the name "Killzone" isn't in the title doesn't mean that Horizon is not a spinoff of the main franchise.
Thats a pretty big stretch, dude. Killzone is already in the far off future, Horizon would have to be even further as they don't even remember anything about the people that came before them, much less any intergalactic war.
It is a stretch but I would be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind either.
That is a HUGE reach. Stop it.
I actually posted something similar a few days ago. I don't understand why anyone wouldn't think that the two games are tied to one universe. Look at the robots in Horizon and the look very similar to the art style in ShadowFall, yes I know they are from the same developers so the art would look similar, but thats what makes the stretch not so much of a stretch. It could be that Aloy lives in the future and Shadowfall is the past after a final great war between the Helghast and the ISA. The Helghast created robots to help them in Killzone3 (iirc), the robots in Horizon can be remants from Shadowfall time period seeing as they share the same color scheme as many areas in Shadowfall with the white yellow and black. The robots in Killzone3 also had glowing red eyes same as the robots in Horizon, same as the Helghast. Somehow the robots became sentient through smart A.I. and adaptable programming, rebeled and started warring with both the Helghast and ISA because they did not want to be used as tools in the organic meatbags war. Its a story weve seen many times being played out in movies, but mention the same in a game and you're told to "stop it" because its "a pretty big stretch". I haven't ended the game yet as I'm right about to start The Proving but I wouldn't be suprised if that were to be one of the endings of the game.
That is a pretty enormous stretch and I'd rather actually keep the universes separate
Why could they not alternate between games? Next is a new Killzone. After that go back to Horizon 2.
Also, who's to say that there will be a sequal of HZD?? From what I've played of it, it's fantastic! Depending on how it ends, I don't see a problem with leaving it standing as a fantastic gem all by itself. Of course that's unrealistic considering they'll likely make another one to recoup R&D losses etc rather than letting the assets go to waste.
Dude with how well it reviewed and most likely is going to sell there's no way in hell this isn't a series and they just leave it at one honestly that would be dumb
I can see it being a series as well and I agree that it would be dumb to put all that effort in and not continue it. Just saying that I would necessarily disagree with the devs if they decided they wanted to move on again and create something new.
That's extremely unlikely. Sony has put so much money into this game and it's been in development for so long I'm actually extremely doubtful they only wanted one release the way it sounds like it's only wants this to be their next Flagship series at least for a couple of entries. To what benefit is it the Sony or even consumers to stop? I would agree with you if you could make sense out of that
Listen I love killzone been a huge fan of it since the first and always tried to push my friends into playing them but we got five killzone games and horizon is so damn good that I don't want to wait years for its sequel because of them making another killzone. Killzone had its time and they can go back to it eventually but I say they have to capitalize on the hype they have going for horizon and make sure a sequel to that comes first
well BF and COD could always fill the FPS genre yearly so it would probably be more profitable for GG to make Horizon 2
Hope not. Love horizon but I don't want to say goodbye to the kill zone franchise either. I'm sure they can do both if that's what they want to do. If the do another KZ, I hope they make it more like 2 than shadow fall. Make it unique again.
They can use what they learned from Horizon and make a better Killzone game.
Hopefully....Bring back Insomniac games for Resistance 4. I would take that in a heartbeat over another Killzone. So much wasted potential with the Resistance IP. Resistance, The Order and Demon's Souls all need sequels. Make it happen Sony for the love of god.
I hope they continue with the Kill Zone games. I wouldn't mind if the remastered the first 3 with Shadow fall engine. Kill zone 2 in that engine would be amazing.
No..... Guerrilla been said they wanna revisit Killzone.... Upvote to the top yw
Probably not, but hopefully they have a nice break from it. Their experience with the Horizon IP could mean better stories for future Killzones too.
No, the lore of KZ is too good. It just need better writing and characterization.
There will be a new Killzone, guaranteed. Hopefully they'll expand like Naughty Dog and have two teams working on two AAA titles simultaneously.
Honestly, I hope so. I don't want them to work on the same tired ips and end up like MS-owned studios. I'd like them to go on and make more new franchises. Same way I wanted ND to develop a new IP for the PS4. It's nice to see these developers try and work their hands on different genres. That's how we got Uncharted, TLoU and Horizon
I think they should make an open-world KillZone. Airships and all. With co-op. Destiny-esque in ways. But, all about advanced technology and without magic-type gear.
I lean towards no, but only they know. If they go back to Killzone, I believe it will be a better game since they obviously learned a lot from Horizon. I am not a big shooter fan, but Id be interested in a new KZ. Who knows
They already are working on a Killzone 5 .
It bet fucking not.
Don't see the need for killzone. Call of duty, battlefield, titanfall, over watch and battlefront have the FPS market satisfied. The sales haven't been close to the aforementioned franchises sales since killzone 2 so I don't think it's worth a new one. But maybe as a third person shooter it would be worth revisiting the killzone universe. I am biased though as the only FPS I like is far cry and TPS are my favorite.
I heard KZ5 was being currently worked on by GG.
I'd like to see Killzone get a hard reboot. I love the universe, the imagery, and core concept behind it. I just dont like the writing and character development. If they could pour the same level of writing into Killzone that they did for Horizon, hell yeah bring it on! Oh and make it 60fps finally. Games like Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Doom, COD IW, Halo 5, etc have proven that you can make smooth 60fps first person shooters without sacrificing graphics. Those games are beautiful!
I don't think so, killzone is pretty followed; i think they have the skills to work on 2 or more franchises semi-simultaneously. Speaking of franchises, some of the workers from guerillia cambridge (R.I.P.), i think they go/return to GG so... i hope they do medievil 3 **
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