• Horizon Forbidden West Composer Spotlight Released

    18 days ago - By Gamers Heroes

    In celebration of the Isle of Spires EP, meet the composers behind the score of Guerrilla Games and PlayStation Studios' Horizon Forbidden West with the latest video for the title.
    Composer Joris De Man stated that it was important to know the story, and how things are not all that great. There's an element of sadness and impending danger that runs as an undercurrent in this title, which was woven into the theme of the game.
    He is joined by Composer Niels Van Der Leest, who states that his challenge was making a new musical history. He set out to determine the sound palette for elements...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West Features Ray-Tracing on PS5

    Horizon Forbidden West Features Ray-Tracing on PS5

    18 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games last week revealed the first gameplay footage of Horizon Forbidden West captured on the PlayStation 5 in a brand new State of Play.
    Horizon Forbidden West game director Mathijs de Jonge in an interview with Hardware Zone revealed the game will feature ray-tracing on the PlayStation 5.
    "We use ray tracing technology for a lot of things in the game," said Mathijs de Jonge. "We use it for the sound engine, for the physics and for the rendering. So we use a variety of technical setups, in terms of ray tracing. I'm not a tech engineer, so I...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West to Feature 60 FPS Mode on PS5

    Horizon Forbidden West to Feature 60 FPS Mode on PS5

    18 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Guerrilla Games in a recent interview with Julien Chièze, which was posted on YouTube, revealed Horizon Forbidden West will feature a Performance Mode on the PlayStation 5. It allows players to play the game at 60 FPS.
    A performance mode with a higher framerate will likely mean the game will run at a lower resolution than a Quality Mode. It was confirmed the game will support ray-tracing on the PlayStation 5 .
    Horizon Forbidden West is in development for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It is on track to release in Holiday 2021, however, that isn't 100 certain yet .
    A life-long and...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West - Free Climbing, World Size and More Revealed

    18 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    As if all of the new details on Horizon Forbidden West weren't enough, Guerrilla Games has also discussed mechanics like free climbing. During the State of Play showcase, Aloy used the Focus ability quickly to locate spots that could be used for climbing. However, in practice, she's capable of climbing almost any surface. Game director Mathijs de Jonge revealed to IGN that, “In terms of the traversal and the human combat, this was a point from Horizon Zero Dawn , where we wanted to improve the mechanics. And this is a showcase for that, to show you can now free climb anywhere in the...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West will support 60 FPS performance mode on PS5

    Horizon Forbidden West will support 60 FPS performance mode on PS5

    18 days ago - By VG 247

    A couple of new interviews with Guerrilla Games has shed more light on what to expect from Horizon Forbidden West. Some details and confirmation of what we saw of Horizon Forbidden West during Sony's State of Play were addressed by Guerrilla Games in two separate interviews. Watch on YouTube In the first interview with Julien Chièze , it was revealed that the game will support 60 FPS mode on PS5, which is good news for owners of the console. It was also confirmed that free climbing will be a factor in gameplay, allowing you to climb virtually everything. You can also hookshot upwards. This...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West Features “Greatly Expanded Melee” Combat, New Workbench for Upgrades

    18 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Along with a host of other new details, Guerrilla Games also discussed the revamped melee combat in Horizon Forbidden West. With the skill tree being completely overhauled to accommodate different kinds of playstyles, melee-focused builds will now have more chances to shine. As revealed by game director Mathijs de Jonge in an interview with Game Informer, melee combat has been “greatly expanded” and different combos can be unlocked from the skill tree.
    Each combo has a unique purpose - the one seen in the State of Play showcase doled out multiple hits with one dealing exceptional damage...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West Has Other Returning Characters and Brand New Companions

    18 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    When Horizon Forbidden West was showcased in Sony's latest State of Play , many were surprised to see Erend from the first game making a return. Speaking to Game Informer, narrative director Benjamin McCaw said there will be other characters returning along with some brand new companions as well. “You will absolutely see more returning characters and you will meet some new companions that I think players are really going to enjoy.”
    McCaw also said that the team wanted to allow Aloy to spend more time with her companions, both in the main story and side quests. “This is something that we...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West - A Lot of Development, Playtesting is Done on PS4

    18 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Much has been made about Horizon Forbidden West's visuals on PS5, especially after the recent State of Play showcase. But what about the PS4? Though Guerrilla Games hasn't revealed any footage of the PS4 version, it's still working to ensure that previous-gen owners have “a great experience.”
    Speaking to Game Informer in a new video interview, game director Mathijs de Jonge revealed that much of the development and playtesting has already been done on PS4. “A lot of the development has taken place on the PlayStation 4 and a lot of playtesting is also done on PlayStation 4 so we are...
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  • The music of Horizon Forbidden West: meet the composers

    18 days ago - By PlayStation

    Last week, we finally got our first proper look at what awaits us - and Aloy - in Horizon Forbidden West. Guerrilla tantalised us with new gameplay mechanics to master, new Machines to overcome and new locations to explore. And accompanying that visual showcase was the alluring yet all-too short debut of some of the game's soundtrack. Today, we get to linger on that score.
    Firstly, the chance to absorb four tracks from that State of Play demo in isolation, forming The Isle of Spires EP that's just released onto streaming services - listen to it here .
    Secondly, we're excited to reveal the...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West Will Have a 60 FPS Mode on PS5

    18 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Sony has surprised people with confirmations of several games being cross-gen games rather than PS5 exclusives, including the likes of God of War: Ragnarok , Gran Turismo 7 , and, of course, Horizon Forbidden West. Many have brought up concerns about whether or not that will end up hampering design ambitions- and though it remains to be seen exactly how true it is, we can at least be assured that from a performance perspective, the PS5 version of the game isn't going to be making any sacrifices.
    In a recent interview with Julien Chièze (which you can watch in its entirety below), Guerrilla...
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  • Horizon Forbidden West's Skill Tree Has Been “Completely Redesigned”, Valor Surges Explained

    18 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Game Informer recently had an interview with Horizon Forbidden West director Mathijs de Jonge to learn more about the game. One key system from the State of Play showcase was Valor Surges which allowed Aloy special abilities like knocking back enemies. de Jonge went into more details about this, including how Valor Surges could be unlocked from the revamped skill tree.
    “Valor Surges are a new addition and the way you acquire them is via the skill tree, which also has been completely redesigned and repopulated with new skills. The skill tree is designed to support many different play...
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  • Guerrilla Games Offers Clarity Regarding Horizon Forbidden West's Release Date

    Guerrilla Games Offers Clarity Regarding Horizon Forbidden West's Release Date

    18 days ago - By Game Informer

    We recently sat down with some of the team at Guerrilla Games to discuss the latest Sony State of Play, where Horizon Forbidden West's gameplay was finally unveiled. Fans were pining the presentation would also reveal a release date, but were left more puzzled when no release timeframe was given. This included no longer having the previous "2021" listing. We were also curious. Did this mean the game was slipping out of 2021?
    To set the record straight, we asked game director Mathijs de Jonge if Horizon Forbidden West was still on track to release this year, or if things had shifted away...
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