Will We Even Care About Killzone After Horizon: Zero Dawn?
That Horizon: Zero Dawn unveiling at E3 was pretty freakin' awesome.
And it begs the question: If developers take a risk and leave tried-and-true franchises behind, can they produce even better IPs? On the flip side, will the millions of fans they accumulated from the first successful IP feel slighted?
I know several people who were hoping Guerrilla Games would reveal a new Killzone entry. I think many will agree that the PS4 launch title, Shadow Fall, was a good game but a little underwhelming (even if expectations for the new generation were absolutely through the roof). And there are many who remember previous entries with a great fondness, so they wanted to see what Guerrilla had in store for the franchise.
Now, while the developer says they haven't abandoned Killzone, it's clear that their focus is currently on the new Horizon IP. I think it looks fantastic and it's a huge departure from Killzone. It's precisely what I wish more developers would do; break out of their comfort zone and deliver something ambitious and fresh. I have no way of knowing if Horizon will be a great game but I think everyone is anticipating something special.
The question is, if the game does very well, should Guerrilla even bother returning to Killzone? I mean, they probably should, but what if Horizon becomes a huge new franchise? Wouldn't they want to stick with the money-maker? And one could argue that Killzone hasn't been so amazing, and it's better to stick with the fantastic new IP. I'm just wondering what FPS fans think...
Related Game(s): Horizon: Zero Dawn
6/23/2015 9:55:19 PM Ben Dutka