No End In Sight As Guerilla Games’ Horizon Series Preps 16 New Projects

Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, was only the beginning. It’s something fans have suspected for a while now, and the release of the Burning Shores DLC for the latter title only amplified the suspicion. As it turns out, Guerilla Games indeed has plans to tell more of Aloy’s story, confirming the franchise will be around “for a very long while.”

Guerilla Games Horizon Zero Dawn Projects

According to Games Radar, studio director Jan Bart van Beek revealed during the Develop: Brighton game developer conference that there are 16 projects currently being worked on, including future installments down the line.

“We’re going to be continuing it for a very long while,” he said. “As people probably already know, we’re also going to be working on a multiplayer game,” something that’s “a massive shift for the studio, almost on the same level as doing the first Horizon“.

Rumours of the multiplayer title first surfaced in 2021, before it was confirmed to be in development last year. Instead of Aloy, the game will feature a cast of new characters and a new art style, though not much else is known. “Building this all out to a multiplayer experience is a whole new challenge for the studio,” added van Beek, sharing the team’s excitement on developing the project.

While not officially announced, a full-blown sequel to Horizon Forbidden West is also seemingly in the works. This will join the first two games and PlayStation VR2 spin-off Horizon: Call of the Mountain as major video game entries in the franchise.

It’s likely the plan extends to projects outside the realm of video games, too. Netflix is currently working on a TV series adaptation of Horizon Zero Dawn, with Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman at the helm. While the franchise has yet to disappoint so far, one cannot help but ask: Just how much is too much?