The ‘New Threats’ gameplay trailer below focuses on some of the massive machines Aloy will encounter in the post-apocalyptic world of Forbidden West, which takes place some 1,000 years after the fall of mankind.
‘Our changes to combat design stayed true to Aloy’s identity,” said combat designer Charles Perain. “First, we wanted to add additional depth to gameplay and increase the skill cap for players, through skills like melee combos and Valor Surges. Players who spend some time perfecting their combat skills will find some efficient and stylish ways to dispose of their enemies.
“Second, we wanted to cater to a variety of playstyles and really focus on freedom of choice. Through new weapons and outfits, which can be upgraded at a workbench, players can adapt their tactics.
“Finally, we wanted to design challenging enemies that encourage players to use all their abilities and skills. A whole new set of machines as well as advanced human enemies will keep players on their toes throughout the game.”
In August, Sony delayed the Horizon Forbidden West release date from this year to February 18, 2022.