The Horizon: Forbidden West multiplayer game’s early alpha footage has been leaked online. Sony’s Guerrilla Games created the action RPG Horizon. Aloy, a teenage hunter of the Nora tribe, embarks on a mission to discover mysteries about the world she lives in and defend her people from numerous threats overseas.
This story is set in the post-apocalyptic United States. Gameplay in Horizon mainly involves Aloy employing a wide array of ranged and melee weaponry to fight hostile machine creatures that typically take the form of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts.
Since Horizon Zero Dawn’s PlayStation 4 debut, players have wondered if the game would ever support multiplayer in the vein of previous successful co-op titles like Monster Hunter. Guerrilla Games also announced late last year that a co-op Horizon game was in the works.
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Alleged leaks of early alpha gameplay footage for a possible Horizon: Forbidden West multiplayer date back to 2020. The film features a cast of colorful-styled characters who venture into the world and combat mechanical foes. Gameplay-wise, it deviates significantly from the main Horizon titles, with its cartoonish appearance replacing the realistic one. Just go to that link to watch the video.
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In the comments section, other players discussed their reactions to the leaked clip. Many players expressed a desire to see a Horizon game with robust hunting gameplay in the vein of the Monster Hunter games.
A user expressed enthusiasm for the game’s development, from its pre-alpha footage to the final result, highlighting the game’s use of the Decima engine as a critical factor. Several players have also commented on the game’s visual style, expressing their disappointment that the cartoonish aesthetic is more reminiscent of titles like Fortnite than Horizon: Forbidden West.
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If natural, this leak adds to the countless online leaks of video game announcements and gameplay footage over the past few years. New information about games can be thrilling for fans, but we hope it doesn’t have a chilling effect on the creative minds behind them.
Until an official announcement is made, fans can look forward to Horizon Call of the Mountain, the Virtual Reality 2 system launch game, and Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, a downloadable content expansion for the PS5.
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