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The main event will start at 2PM Pacific Time / 10PM BST / 11PM CEST, but a “uniquely crafted countdown” will begin streaming from 9AM Pacific Time / 5PM BST / 6PM CEST.
“During this State of Play, we will debut the Horizon Forbidden West gameplay reveal! In this 20-minute exclusive segment, you’ll be seeing about 14 minutes of brand new in-game action featuring our heroic protagonist Aloy, all captured directly on PlayStation 5.
“This reveal has been a true team effort and we’re very excited to show you what we have in store. Whether you’ve been with us and Aloy since Horizon Zero Dawn or are only just getting to know this incredible world, we want to share this huge milestone with you and cannot wait to see your favorite moments and reactions.”
Prior to the sequel’s announcement, VGC revealed that PlayStation and Guerrilla are planning a Horizon Zero Dawn trilogy.
Horizon Forbidden West started development soon after the first game’s successful release and was originally planned for PS4 before focus shifted to Sony’s next-generation console, VGC’s sources said.
The sequel has protagonist Aloy exploring the new frontier, which stretches from Utah in the USA all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the West. According to Guerrilla, players will explore deserts, valleys and ruined cities full of iconic landmarks.
Horizon Forbidden West will feature “dozens” of new machines, as well as peaceful and hostile tribes. As revealed in Horizon 2’s debut trailer, one of these tribes has discovered how to override machines and use them in combat.
A red blight is also infecting the lands of the Forbidden West, choking wildlife and starving tribes, while the weather has spiralled out of control.