Horizon Forbidden West Developer Teases “Aloy’s next adventure”

Guerrilla Games hinted at more adventures with Aloy just a few days before the Burning Shores DLC for Horizon Forbidden West came out last week.

This information comes from a statement from the studio saying that studio director and executive producer Angie Smets is leaving Guerrilla to become the head of development strategy for PlayStation Studios. It is similar to what the team’s former managing director, Hermen Hulst, did in 2019, when he went from being a director to being the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

Horizon Forbidden West Developer Teases “Aloy’s next adventure”

According to PlayStation Lifestyle, Guerrilla hints in that statement at what could be Horizon 3 or at least a third game set in Aloy’s world.

The statement says, “We have full faith in our new leadership as they lead Guerrilla into a bright future by expanding the world of Horizon with Aloy’s next adventure and our exciting online project.”

Guerrilla is not trying to hide the fact that the studio wants to send Aloy on another adventure. Even though rumors and speculation suggest that the “exciting online project” is some kind of multiplayer game set in the Horizon world, this statement made sure to set Aloy’s next adventure apart from that online project.

Horizon Forbidden West Developer Teaser

Studio and production director Joel Eschler, studio director and general manager Hella Schmidt, and studio and art director Jan-Bart van Beek now make up the management team. The technical director, Michiel van der Lee, will “focus on the Decima engine’s future technology and strategy.”

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This statement also includes some words from Smets, who is leaving Guerrilla after “an incredible 20 years” there:

“It is been a dream to work at Guerrilla for the past 20 years. I feel lucky to have worked with some of the smartest and most interesting people in my field. I am so thankful for all the things I have learned with the other Guerrillas. As a team, we have done a lot, and I am very proud of all the games we have put out together.
A special shoutout to Jan-Bart van Beek and Michiel van der Leeuw. It seems like we were just figuring out how to make and ship the first Killzone yesterday. We had no idea that we would one day be in charge of Guerrilla together. You guys are like brothers to me now, and I cannot thank you enough. I will miss you very much.”

In your opinion, what comes first? A third Horizon game or this project with multiple players? Tell us in the comments section below!

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