Horizon Forbidden West - An Authentic World

Guerrilla Games' open-world action-RPG Horizon Forbidden West should be coming to both current and next-gen PlayStation consoles on February 18, 2022. And if you'd like to learn a thing or two about the game prior to its eventual release, you might want to check out this official PlayStation blog post. There, you'll find an article taking a close look at the game's world-building and character-customization, featuring plenty of screenshots and sample videos.

Here's a couple of paragraphs to get you started:

Customize to survive

“Weapons and outfits are even more potent and stylish than before,” says Steven. “Weapons now have extra perks to make them even more specialized – you can read more on that in one of our previous blogs. Also, Aloy can now carry up to six weapons at the same time, along with her trusty spear.’

‘Outfits do not only provide resistance to the many damage types Aloy will face in the Forbidden West, but also stack bonuses on top of Aloy’s skills on the Skill Tree. With the right outfit boosting the right skills, the sky’s the limit. Plus, you can swap weapons and outfits on the fly, so you can change your approach at any time.’

‘The narrative of Horizon and the vibrant cultures that inhabit its world were a huge source of inspiration for Aloy’s outfits. Clothing reflects a unique style, as well as the materials a tribe has access to and knows how to use. Hunters from the Nora tend to favor ranged combat and stealthy hunting. Carja excel at the use of traps and tripwires. The boisterous Oseram love fighting up close and personal with a hammer. The Tenakth and Utaru have their own preferences as well — and the outfits Aloy can acquire from each culture tend to reflect and support these unique approaches to combat.”