Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 Remake Allegedly Not Being Developed By Guerrilla Games

The latest rumor suggests another studio has taken the mantle to work on the PlayStation 5 remake/remaster.

Horizon Zero Dawn has certainly towered the gaming industry with its esthetic appeal and engaging presentation of a post-apocalyptic world. The lore-filled open world leaves one satisfied with fulfilling gameplay, and its sequel only grew upon it. However, fables are whirring around the community and suggest an upcoming PS5 version.

Many robust rumors have sprouted recently, implying that Horizon Zero Dawn’s PS5 remake or remaster is on the horizon. However, not many details have currently emerged about the intriguing prospect. The latest rumor discusses unexpected developments, shedding more light on the rumored PS5 remake.

The PS5 remake of Horizon Zero Dawn is supposedly not being developed by Guerrilla Games, the original developers of the IP.

Major Rundown

  • Horizon Zero Dawn is allegedly not being developed by Guerrilla Games, and another studio has taken the mantle of the project, as per insider.
  • The developers are working on multiple other projects, such as the Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores DLC, so the remake was handed to another studio. 
  • It remains unclear which team is developing the PS5 remake or remaster for the game. However, we advise taking the news with a grain of salt, as it is still not officially confirmed.
  • The PS5 remake or remaster will apparently feature improved lighting, character models, and fan animations alongside other enhancements to match its newer sequel.

The info stems from an accredited industry insider, Colin Moriarty, who broke the unexpected word. Colin unveiled the information in a recent episode of the Sacred Symbols+ podcast (locked behind a paywall on Patreon). Horizon Zero Dawn’s PlayStation 5 remake or remaster will allegedly be handled by some other studio.

Colin could not affirm the validity of the rumored Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 remake but asserts that its development is being helmed without the direct interference of Guerrilla Games. As per Colin, another studio is developing the next-gen version, and it could be one of PlayStation’s internal studios.

The insider articulated, “We’re also assuming that [Guerrilla] is making the Horizon remake thing there, although, if that’s real, what I’ve heard is that it’s at another team.

Colin also iterated that he will not publicize which team could be brewing the next-gen iteration of Horizon Zero Dawn as the source may not appreciate being disclosed.

While fans may get upset at Guerrilla Games for not developing the updated Horizon Zero Dawn version, it is still deeply occupied with the IP these days. The team is working on multiple Horizon-related projects. For instance, Horizon Forbidden West Burning Shores, the official expansion for the game, will release in April 2023.

Moreover, Guerrilla Games is co-developing Horizon: Call of the Mountain, a VR spin-off for the PSVR2 headset with Firesprite. The alluring studio also recently verified the production by an internal team of a standalone online title set within the lore-filled and expansive Horizon universe.

The Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 remake will apparently feature a variety of upgrades in visual and gameplay aspects. For instance, “improved lighting system (ambient occlusion, and such), overhauled textures. and better animations, with new character models to match those found in the sequel, Horizon Forbidden West.”

Horizon Zero Dawn was a critical hit and took the gaming sphere by storm with its mesmerizing gameplay. The title sold like hotcakes, reaching figures of over 20 million copies sold on PC and console. Additionally, it is apparent that Guerrilla Games is seeking to juice out all the potential from the new IP for years to come.

What are your thoughts about the PlayStation 5 remake/remaster of Horizon Zero Dawn not being developed by Guerrilla Games? Do you think another studio will be able to deliver the same level of allure as the original developers? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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