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News video games 25 October 2021, 20:04

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Horizon Forbidden West Will Give Players More Freedom; Developers Discuss New Features

New abilities and equipment in Horizon: Forbidden West will help players during exploration, but also in combat.

We're still a few months away from the release of Horizon: Forbidden West, but that doesn't stop the developers from reminding us about the continuation of Aloy's story. The official PlayStation blog posted a new entry dedicated to the changes in the second Horizon.

Like in previous texts, Guerrilla Games stressed that the primary goal of the developers is to give players even more freedom to explore the world of the Horizon series. We have known about the new gadgets for a long time, but that's not all. Forbidden West will enable us to ride more machines than Zero Dawn, and the heroine will be able to swim and bounce off walls (which is commonly referred to as "wall jumping"). This will open up new possibilities for players, who will be much more likely to move not only horizontally, but vertically as well.

However, the second adventure of Aloy will bring with it not only facilitations. An important change will be groups of enemies (both human and machine), whose members will cooperate with each other in battle. Fortunately, in the game we will also find new weapons, which should help us survive in the world of mechanical post-apocalypse. Some of the equipment from Zero Dawn will also return. In addition, nothing will stand in the way of using the new movement options during the clashes.

Enthusiasts of the PlayStation 5 console's controller will be pleased to know about the full use of its capabilities by the developers. Horizon: Forbidden West will make heavy use of the DualSense's features, including the vibration system and adaptive triggers (which will even let you know when you're out of ammo).

It's going to be a long time before we see the extent of changes introduced by Guerrilla Games. Horizon: Forbidden West will be released only on February 22, 2022. We'll be able play the title only on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 - at least for a few years, if we judge by Sony's recent actions towards PCs.

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