Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:24pm 12/12/22 | 0 Comments
A visual standout at The Game Awards was Guerrilla Games' expansion reveal for Horizon Forbidden West -- Burning Shores. Featuring more overgrown post-apocalyotic vistas of a nature-reclaimed Los Angeles, we see Aloy taking to the skies on the back of a Sunwing over the once-famous Hollywood hills.
But it's bad news for PS4 owners with this new adventure landing for PS5 owners only, with Guerrilla stating the expansion's ambitious moving parts will require the extra power.
We’re thrilled to announce Burning Shores, our expansion to Horizon Forbidden West which sees Aloy pursue a sinister threat in the untamed wilds of Los Angeles, now a treacherous volcanic archipelago.
She will be traveling to a dangerous new region south of the Tenakth Clan Lands, featuring a compelling storyline following from where Horizon Forbidden West ended, new characters, adventures, and more.
In a statement on its website, Guerrilla said that its "creative vision for the Burning Shores is an ambitious expansion which will take Aloy to the ruins of Los Angeles. It's an overgrown and fractured city that can be fully explored via the water and flying on the back of a Sunwing. A massive machine threat lurks in its shadows – a huge challenge that Aloy must overcome by using all of her skills and abilities. To achieve this grand vision technically and creatively, we’ve made the difficult decision to focus all our efforts on making an incredible experience exclusively for the PlayStation 5 console".
It's a bit of a shame, and Sony has already come under fire for the cost it takes to playHorizon Call of the Mountain VR, which might divide soe fans, but then it could also be said, conversely, that its great to see the studio pushing itself even further.
Burning Shores is set to hit PS5 April 19, 2023. Stay tuned for more as we get it.