A significant PS5 exclusive has all but been confirmed, and it could be a shock launch game.
And it is a major deal for the PlayStation five simply because it appears like extremely-rated PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is receiving a sequel.
Horizon Zero Dawn two was seemingly confirmed earlier this year by voice actor Janina Gavankar, who played Tatai in the game’s Frozen Wilds DLC.
Speaking to a fan at the Star Wars Celebration, Gavankar – who also voiced Iden Versio in Star Wars Battlefront two – mentioned that she knew some secrets about the upcoming release.
“It’s outstanding, wait ’til you see the sequel,” Gavankar mentioned (via Reddit). “You’re gonna die – I know some secrets! – you are gonna die.”
Immediately after the surprise statement earlier this year, new proof has emerged that Guerrilla Games is ramping up production of the sequel.
As Segment Next points out, Guerrilla Games has been busy hiring employees for an “ambitious open-globe project”.
Job descriptions for positions like senior art producer, senior quest designer and a lead game designer, even mention a “living world” that is enveloped with vegetation.
The description of the game and the quantity of hires would surely recommend that Horizon Zero Dawn is back, and that improvement is in complete swing.
If preceding rumours are correct, Horizon Zero Dawn two may well miss the PS5 launch but could be released in early 2021.
A different major Sony franchise tipped for a PS5 return is PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Titled PlayStation All-stars Arena, the game will reportedly be a 3D brawler created in partnership with Capcom.
It is mentioned to be a mixture of Dissidia and Energy Stone with a target lock button, cel-shaded visuals and cartoonish environments.
Fans will allegedly be in a position to choose up a complete-featured launch edition, or a totally free-to-play edition with a rotating roster of characters – related to Killer Instinct.
Launching in 2020, the PS5 will assistance 8K resolution, ray-tracing technologies and have a lot more quickly loading occasions.
The speedy (or non-existent) loading occasions are attainable thanks to the specialised strong-state drive, which will make a large distinction to processing speeds.
In Spider-Man on a PS4 Pro, for instance, it can take upwards of 15 seconds to rapidly travel from 1 place to yet another. The PS5, on the other hand, will be in a position to deal with the identical activity in much less than a second.
Worlds can also be rendered at far higher speeds, which ought to inject a lot more pace into games.