According to an unconfirmed report, Sony plans to release a remaster or remake of Horizon Zero Dawn for PlayStation 5, and a multiplayer game set in this universe cannot be ruled out either.
Horizon: Zero Dawn even prettier
The report shows that the new version of Horizon: Zero Dawn would offer prettier graphics. The remaster or remake is expected to receive new character models, sharper textures, and improved lighting (ambient occlusion, etc.). The announcement also mentions new features - including additional graphic settings (e.g. support for VRR - variable frame rate) or improvements in gameplay mechanics (taken from Forbidden West).
It is worth recalling that the game already lived to see a refresh, released on PC in 2020 in the form of Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition. The port included the original game with all DLCs, 4K mode, bumped up frame rate, as well as improved graphics (such as increased draw distance).
This time the changes are expected to be bigger, taking the game to the level known from Horizon: Forbidden West. This may raise legitimate associations with the recently released remake of The Last of Us: Part I.
Horizon with multiplayer mode
Refresh of Horizon: Zero Dawn is probably not the only project related to the Horizon brand. The report - supported by as many as three sources - reveals little, however. It is believed that work is underway on a game with a co-op mode, offering customizable tribes known from the Horizon series. The isolated multiplayer mode is expected to be a completely new.
Currently, the only confirmed title in the series is Horizon: Call of the Mountain, announced in January 2022. It will be a spin-off, developed with VR goggles PlayStation VR2 in mind.