In a new report on MP1st, it’s been rumored that 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a PS5 remake. Despite having only been released half a decade ago, developer Guerilla Games is looking to bring the first game in the franchise up to the visual standards set by its sequel.
Alongside improvements to lighting, textures, and animation, the studio is bringing the accessibility options from the sequel to the remake. The full scope of this project isn’t yet known, and it’s up in the air whether this is a remaster or a full remake.
Earlier this year, Horizon: Forbidden West received a fresh coat of paint in the form of a free PS5 update. The update brought higher framerates and better resolution, but little else. The biggest improvement to date was a PC port which added tons of graphics settings (like increased render distances) which were clearly lacking in the original release and update.
According to VGC, the new Horizon Zero Dawn version will add new accessibility features, graphics modes and overall QoL changes
There is also a Horizon multiplayer projects in the works with big co-op battles against the machines
(co-op was planned for FW but got scrapped) pic.twitter.com/lotVTP7fdo
— Nibel (@Nibellion) October 2, 2022
Also in the report was an early hint at a multiplayer game in the franchise, now in active development. There were plans for a multiplayer mode in the sequel, but they were reportedly scrapped to focus development and budget on the core single player story.
Guerilla Games has yet to make an official statement, and there’s no word yet on if, or when, we may learn more.
SOURCE: the report on MP1st