There's no doubt in anyone's mind that one of the most anticipated titles for February is Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn. Hype for the game has gotten so big that Sony is eventually considering the title's potential to be a franchise.
In an interview with MCV, Sony Interactive Entertainment's UK products manager Jon Edwards talks about the potential of Horizon Zero Dawn, and he says, "Nothing has been announced to date but I think there's a lot of potential for this to be an exciting new franchise for us - we'll just have to wait and see."
A lot of good rumors have been surrounding Horizon Zero Dawn before its release, and they have said that Sony is very happy with the final product and they expect it to do very well commercially and critically. Pre-orders for the game are said to have met expectations, and HZD is already making good money even before it comes out.
Game Rant, however, reminds players to take note that good pre-order numbers are not an indication of a great game. No Man's Sky was met with a huge number of sales, but a sour reception quickly lead to the game's failure, and the developers even getting sued for false advertising.
Horizon Zero Dawn, however, looks to be a different animal, and players are already intrigued by the rich and vibrant world that the game looks to feature. One of the most unique things about HZD is its portrayal of a post-apocalyptic future where society has been brought down and robotic animals roam the lands. Whereas most post-apocalyptic worlds feature a dying world, Horizon Zero Dawn looks to be embracing a thriving Utopia of the world after the destruction of humanity.
Will Horizon Zero Dawn deliver, or will it fizzle out just like No Man's Sky? Gamers will just have to wait and see till HZD comes out on Feb. 28.