A sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t out of the question, according to the game’s narrative director, John Gonzalez.
In a recent interview with Game Informer (via WCCFtech), Gonzalez said that his first concern would be to create a story that’s just as deep as the one in the first game.
“We’ve been absolutely humbled by the players’ response to the story and their emotional connection to Aloy,” Gonzalez said. “Should a sequel happen, our number one goal would be to respect that connection by doing our utmost to create a story that resonates just as deeply.
“We feel duty-bound to honor the time that players have invested into Horizon Zero Dawn. The last thing we want to do is disappoint the folks who have given the game such a passionate support.”
Art director Jan-Bart van Beek chimed in with a more direct answer: he wants to add more robot-dinosaurs to a potential sequel.
“More machines,” van Beek said. “They are a lot of fun to design, build, animate, and play with. I wish we could have done a hundred. But reality is a harsh mistress; it doesn’t allow you to make hundreds of machines.”
Horizon Zero Dawn just launched last February, so a sequel is probably pretty far away. Still, it seems that Guerrilla Games is definitely interested in turning the standalone game into a series.