Earlier this month came word that a game that impressed at E3 2015, Horizon: Zero Dawn, the open world action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has reverted back to primitive ways while deadly machines roam and rule the land, had been pushed back to 2017.
But that didn’t stop developer Guerrilla Games from bringing something new to E3 2016. They shared a new eight-minute gameplay demo during Sony’s presentation, and the game just keeps looking better and better. You can watch the gameplay demo below.
The next era of mankind
In a lush, vibrant, post-apocalyptic open world, colossal mechanized creatures roam a landscape that they have torn from the grip of mankind.
Human evolution has, over time, regressed to a tribal hunter-gatherer existence, surviving amongst towering forests, imposing mountain ranges and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilisation – while the savage machines have become all-powerful.
You are Aloy, a skilled hunter who relies on speed, cunning and agility to stay alive and protect her tribe against the strength, size and raw power of the machines. Against overwhelming odds, you must embark on a compelling, emotional journey to uncover the secrets of a forgotten civilisation, the ancient artifacts they left behind, and to learn more about the advanced technologies that will determine the fate of the planet – and of human life itself.
A lush post-apocalyptic world
Scour every corner of a realm filled with ancient relics and mysterious buildings to uncover your past and unearth the many secrets of a forgotten land. How have machines dominated this world, what is their purpose – and what became of the civilization here before?
Nature and machines collide
Explore a vibrant world rich with the beauty of nature – but inhabited by awe-inspiring highly advanced technology. Guide Aloy through this dynamic environment primed for constant exploration and exhilarating gameplay.
Defy overwhelming odds
Master the speed and cunning of Aloy versus the raw strength and size of the machines. In order to overcome a much larger and technologically superior enemy, Aloy must use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence, and agility to survive each encounter.
Cutting edge open world technology
Journey through stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains and atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization, together in a landscape that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.
Horizon: Zero Dawn can be pre-ordered for PlayStation 4 now, and the game will be released on February 28, 2017.
Launching February 28, 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn is an exhilarating new open-world action role playing game exclusively for the PlayStation 4 System, developed by the award winning Guerrilla Games, creators of PlayStation’s venerated Killzone franchise.
Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures.
Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.