Will there be a sequel to Horizon Forbidden West? Absolutely. It’s clear that PlayStation values the Horizon brand and world it’s created, with Aloy becoming a central figure across PlayStation Studios, on the same level as Kratos from God of War, or Ellie in The Last of Us.
There’s no way they’re going to let the series fester following the huge success of Horizon Forbidden West. So you don’t need to worry about asking questions like ‘Will there be another Horizon game after Forbidden West?’ since PlayStation and Guerilla Games are already getting ready to launch a VR spin-off with Horizon Call of the Mountain.
The studio has already confirmed that Horizon will be a trilogy of games too, in an interview with VG247.
“Horizon is really about mystery,” explained Mathijs de Jonge, Game Director of Horizon Forbidden West. “Each of our stories has been about uncovering mysteries in both the old world and the present day, when the game takes place. Indeed, there is plenty of backstory that we can tap into to develop new storylines and create new mysteries from what we’ve already established. indeed, this game ends with another big cliffhanger, where we’re setting up some things for the next game once again.”
So we know Guerilla Games will make a sequel to Horizon Forbidden West, but what can we expect to see from Aloy’s next journey? Read on for everything we know.
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Horizon Forbidden West Ending Explained
TLDR: Aloy stops the end of the world which was being threatened by the Far Zenith group, but learns they were in fact running from an AI they created called Nemesis. Nemesis is a failed experiment created by Far Zenith minds which became sentient and wiped out the Far Zenith colony somewhere in the cosmos. The Far Zenith group came to earth but were being followed by Nemesis, which is now hurtling towards earth presumably intent on wiping out humanity on Earth. The game is left with Aloy and her troop of pals spreading out across the world to spread the word of what happened and the impending threat (Nemesis) which is headed for earth.
Now if you want a little more explanation beyond our own summary above, have a watch of this video from IGN.
Horizon 3 Story Predictions
So we know that Horizon Forbidden West ends with Aloy and her allies agreeing that they must spread the word of the invending threat they are to face. Sylens also agrees to stay and help, explaining that the planet and it’s people will need all the help they can get.
Curiously, we see Sylen’s looking at a world map and whilst he’s obviously looked at the west coast of America in the shot, the south of America is fairly prominent in this picture.
We doubt we’ll see Aloy traveling to Europe, but it already looks as though Horizon Forbidden West DLC could be coming and there have been quite a few heavy hints that it will see Aloy travel south towards ‘The Burning Shores’.
So it seems as though the DLC will send Aloy toward Southern California and we’re wondering if that DLC might lean heavily into the future of the series and offer any clues to where Aloy will head next.
Our best guess is that wherever she is heading, it will be a site or location of importance to the Far Zenith group
When will Horizon 3 Release
At the time of writing, there is no official release date for Horizon 3. At best we can offer a prediction of a release window to give you some sense of perspective.
Horizon Zero Dawn launched in February 2017 and Horizon Forbidden West was released five years later in February 2022. Assuming Horizon 3 was being made to be roughly the same size and scope of Horizon Forbidden West we could tentatively suggest that Horizon 3 will launch in 2027.