Guerrilla Games has said that, unlike many modern role-playing games, Horizon Forbidden West will have a single ending, but it will be “very strong and impactful”. Narrative director Benjamin McCaw told Italian website Everyeye (translated by Wccftech) that there will be times throughout the game when players will have to make “very strong” moral choices, but all paths lead to the same end.
Horizon Forbidden West story takes place six months after the original
Six months after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn, the red plague has started to spread across the world. Senior writer Annie Kitain said this is the “first indication of the critical failure of the terraforming operation.” The story also addresses severe climate change, ecology and environment, which are “symbolized by the raging storms”.
“In any case, Aloy immediately starts studying the plague and her clues point her to the West,” Kitain continued. “The beginning of the game will explain exactly why.” McCaw added that some of the nuances of the story may change depending on how players have handled and treated certain non-player characters, but it won’t significantly affect the course of the story.
Horizon Forbidden West has a talented cast
In case you missed it, Guerrilla Games recently released a short introductory video: Horizon Forbidden West‘s star-studded cast for players. The game features Ashly Burch as Aloy, Lance Reddick as Sylens, John MacMillan as Aloy’s friend Varl, John Hopkins as Oseram warrior Erend, Noshir Dalal as Tenakth warrior Kotallo and Carrie-Anne Moss as the mysterious Tilda. Watch the video below without further ado.
Horizon Forbidden West will be released on February 18 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
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