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Report: Sony Is Turning Horizon Zero Dawn into a Trilogy; Co-op Possible

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A Horizon Zero Dawn sequel was once planned for PS4 but is now fully a PS5 game, according to a new report which highlights that and more on Sony's first-party sc-fi series. 

VGC, a burgeoning landing spot for scoops and leaks, today reported that Guerrilla and Sony are planning a trilogy of games in the Horizon universe. Multiple sources have told the outlet that Sony has "greenlit ambitious plans" for Horizon including at least two more games, co-op, and a massive increase in scope.

Sources told VGC that it's not clear whether the inclusion of co-op will come by way of the main story or a separate mode. There was, at least at one point, plans to release a standalone co-op Horizon experience with progress that would carry over to a subsequent game, but the source says it's unclear whether those plans are still in the works. VGC does note that both Guerilla and Sony have been interested in bringing some online functionality to the game, so it seems likely they'll find a way to implement that in some way, even if a standalone co-op game isn't still in the works.

In addition to the game's PC port coming in a few months, a new comic series will debut this summer, which may bridge Zero Dawn to whatever comes next. 

Horizon: Zero Dawn was one of the best-received games, both critically and commercially, when it launched in 2017. It took home a BAFTA for best original IP as well as soaring to a "Mighty" 89 on OpenCritic from a massive pool of 160 critics. It's long been believed the sequel will be a PS5 launch title, though there's still no confirmation of that. We recently learned that Sony is committed to launching the PS5 this fall despite the harsh conditions around the world  and will only budge if Microsoft does first. 

 

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