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Horizon: Zero Dawn Dev Guerrilla Expanding, Moving to New Five-Floor Office

Guerrilla Games has always been one of Sony’s most important developers, but with the release of Horizon: Zero Dawn its stocks have risen dramatically. The studio is now one of the most recognised games companies in the world, working on one of the most promising new intellectual properties. The problem? It needs more space.

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-Foxtrot68d ago

Nice. Do these guys have two teams or...?

Would be nice for the other team to do a reboot of Killzone or an open world fantasy RPG like Elder Scrolls

Killzone would have to be rebooted and give the main character a personality like they did with Aloy. Maybe someone who isn't a soldier like if they have the Helghast invading Vekta/Earth in this reboot where they strike first they could have some Dad in a suburban estate where he has to fight back along with the neighbourhood resistance group as he protects his family...give it a Resistance 3 feel to it. Would be better then the typical "I'm a soldier...I'm fighting in the war...I'm a badass from the get go...oh by the way I have a typical shaven head space marine grunt look"

uptownsoul68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Guerrilla Games…GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS!!! 400 full-time employee…Hopefully that means 2 FULL studios…HZD sequel(s) is a must for 1 of the studios!!!

@-Foxtrot

Killzone…maybe…For a shooter, I guess…But I dont get why they would start another RPG…HZD is their RPG & its a commercial & critical SMASH HIT!!!

-Foxtrot67d ago

Why not start another RPG? Bethesda does Fallout and Elder Scrolls and one is Sci-Fi while the other is Fantasy

I mean I want a Hoirzon sequel but if they wanted to stretch the release out to next gen and work on something new now I wouldn’t be against it. What’s the downside?

uptownsoul67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

@-Foxtrot

Yeah, Bethesda initially started those 2 RPGs way back when developing a AAA cost a LOT less money & their studio could survive from a failed new IP…In today day, development studios can close down behind a new AAA IP that fails (commercially and/or critically)…

Sony & Guerrilla got a new IP that succeeded, both commercially & critically…There's no need to risk anything until HZD has become stale (which is at least 2 or 3 sequels from now)…They should rake in the money form those sequels & when/if HZD gets stale…THEN start on another RPG

RememberThe35767d ago

I know I need to be a better community member and look this up but I remember an interview Herman did where he mentions how the studio has grown into two teams that sort of overlap, and I swear he gave a nod to KZ. I might just be hoping against hope, and they really need to reboot KZ, but I'll always look forward to a KZ game. They all haven't been great, I really liked the first two, but I love the world they made.

Whatever they do next I'll want a piece of.

showtimefolks67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

Uptown

Definitely more than one team same as nd and even Sony bend have a 2nd team. I think Sony has this thing figured out instead of paying millions buying studios how about keep adding more teams within the same studio

Sony Santa Monica has 2 at one time they had 3 but I could be wrong

If they are gonna do a killzone please don't try to be otter casual shooters and be more like killzone 2. Story wise show both sides and their struggle don't be so like these are good and those are bad guys. Have some Grey area show the real affects of war

Do a complete reboot from scratch and get it ready as a Ps5 Launch title

Shiken67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

HZD2 is a given. The game is pure bliss.

Killzone should only be pursued if they are going to follow the formula behind Killzone 2 or Killzone Mercenaries. If they go any other route, I would rather have a new IP. I loved Killzone, but they seemed to lose sight of where they were headed with the franchise toward the end.

DarXyde67d ago

Just because you can make a sequel so soon does not always mean you should. That takes away some of the magic.

A new project would be more exciting, at least for me.

nowitzki200467d ago

Just need more of HZD universe. KZ BR would be great.

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Sevir68d ago

From the article
“We have worked at Horizon for 6.5 years, which is exceptional: we want to release games in the two or three years, both new titles and games based on existing titles.”

So, this move is to hire more people full time, and increase frequency of game releases, for both New IP and their current IPs, being KZ and Horizon

blackblades67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

6.5 years is a long time for a game to be in development. It's a good move and some companies need to do the same and try for the 2 years releases. Smaller devs needs to merge cause some of there games be taking to long.

Muzikguy67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

I agree and disagree. Many times games get rushed just to meet deadlines and they fail miserably for it. From story to gameplay some games suffer massively from this. I’m not saying every game should take 6.5 years, but look at the masterpiece we got from it

@black

I don’t think smaller devs should merge. They should stay true to who they are and crest what they want. Unless merging wouldn’t hinder that (but many times it does)

Hardiman67d ago

Fox I like the way you think!

Dirtnapstor67d ago

Loved the Killzone series through and through. KZ2 had one of the best foreboding endings ever! If they continued the series, I would like to see more backstory, pre/post the colonization of Vekta and Helghan and then the rise of the Helghast.

sinspirit67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

I've been thinking the same thing. I would love an open world fantasy game from them. Oblivion is one of my all time favorites.

I also would love Insomniac and GG to collaborate and combine the best things of Resistance and KillZone into one.

Muzikguy67d ago (Edited 67d ago )

That idea would be cool for another HZD game. I don’t get the fascination with rebooting everything though lately. It can be a totally different game still set in the HZD universe. Some reboots I can understand, but I’d like to remember the originals over the new games if at all possible. Any time a studio reboots a game it’s the same name and it’s almost fluke they want to forget about the first one

Also, constantly changing something just because you can would give less meaning to the story IMO. Like “why get attached to or connect with any character in a game if they’re just going to change it later” type of thing.

-Foxtrot66d ago

My idea was about Killzone not HZD

Muzikguy66d ago

Ah. It was. I misread that I guess 😁

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XxSPIDEYxX68d ago

Next gen Killzone would be amazing. I just hope it's not rushed like Shadow Fall, even though I still loved it.

b163o168d ago

Completely agree, KZ has been shelved long enough it's time for a reboot. I can honestly say I miss thous RedEyes lol

Sevir68d ago

I want them to delve into KZ lore, and have a writer pull it all together into a compelling story. Because the Lore of KZ is fantastic, rich and deep, but the KZ team and it's writers can't seem to put it into something truly compelling... The Next Killzone, if it's the next game on their docket needs time and attention, the very way that Horizon: Zero Dawn got all the tender love and care that made it the master piece this is.

HZD elevated GG to notoriety like ND!

Anything less than the quality established with Horizon makes them spotty. So if the Next KZ take 6.5 years to get right. I'm all for it

Ashlen67d ago

This may be unpopular, not sure. But I would love a open world Killzone like some kind of cross between Fallout, Stalker, and Metal Gear. Give it a next gen reboot.

legendkilla67d ago

Still the best headshot sound in a video game

KillZallthebeast68d ago

Shadowfall was a huge letdown for me since it was one of the first ps4 games I got. Not a bad game, but not particularly a good sequel

XxSPIDEYxX68d ago

Like I said, it was rushed, specifically to be an exclusive launch title for the PS4. With enough time and creativity they can make a true sequel, or prequel to Killzone on par with the quality of Horizon.

KwietStorm68d ago

I just want Killzone 2 part 2. Not KZ3, not Shadowfall. I want an improved Killzone 2, with the custom secondary badge, the original class system, higher player count, without the stupid capture point nukes, and with the larger symmetric maps.

XxSPIDEYxX68d ago

Killzone 2 was something special, of course many would disagree because they refused to get used to the gun weight mechanic. I agree, I had the most MP fun with Killzone 2.

KillZallthebeast67d ago

I personally like the weighty gun mechanics. Set it apart from twitch shooters that run rampant today.

Sevir67d ago

Yeah, Killzone 2 is incredible, it's By far GG's best shooter, I want every KZ2 is in a New KZ game with a story every bit as compelling as the Lore of KZ Universe and enthralling and filled with small side stories like Horizon, and they can go the photorealistic approach with the tweaks Kojima made to DECIMA for usage in DS.

Gamist2dot068d ago

I can't get over the story/writing and the ability to carry one weapon and a pistol. I'd prefer a fresh story on a discovery of a new bio weapon that's gone wrong or a new enemy and both sides have to collaborate to survive.

Lakerfan9567d ago

i think they should hold off on the next killzone game until the ps5 comes out since those games were always very demanding

OpenGL67d ago

Killzone Shadow Fall really got a lot of undeserved hate, I thought it was a beautiful game visually and a mostly good chance of pace from Killzone 3.

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KwietStorm68d ago

Damn they just keep getting bigger

DivineAssault 68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Great news. I cant wait for HZD2 but another new game in addition to the sequel would be great

Starman6968d ago

Happy that a GB studio remains strong 💪

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