When you consider Guerrilla Games and multiplayer, the primary title that comes to thoughts is clearly Killzone, however it appears that evidently the studio is wanting to do one thing completely different in that house. As per job listings on the developer’s official web site (noticed by VGC), a brand new co-op open world motion RPG is within the works.
Various job listings point out social techniques for participant engagement, guilds that may discover recreation worlds collectively, and “tales and narrative design in open-world RPG video games, on-line video games, and MMORPGs” with a spotlight on “mission, quest writing and narrative design.”
VGC says, echoing a report from April 2020, that in accordance to its sources, the undertaking is a standalone co-op recreation set within the Horizon universe. As per Horizon Zero Dawn idea artwork that was leaked again in 2014, Guerrilla had plans for co-op even for the primary recreation, related to Monster Hunter titles, however these plans had been finally scrapped.
Sony the needed co-op to be included within the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West, however Guerrilla as an alternative determined to save the idea for an particular person recreation that might be both a standalone undertaking or the third mainline Horizon entry. According to VGC, if it’s the previous, progress will carry over from it into the subsequent Horizon title.
Interestingly sufficient, Guerrilla Games has been working on a “secret” multiplayer undertaking since 2018 (which is one thing that earlier job listings have strongly recommended as properly), with growth being led by Simon Larouche – who was closely concerned in Killzone 2’s multiplayer throughout his first stint at Guerrilla Games. He then joined Ubisoft, the place he labored on Splinter Cell Blacklist and Watch Dogs 2, earlier than going on to grow to be the director of Rainbow Six Siege. He rejoined Guerrilla Games in 2018.
Guerrilla Games’ subsequent recreation, Horizon Forbidden West, is due out for the PS5 and PS4 on February 18, 2022.