Killzone dev pitched game based on H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

By Matt Martin
14 September 2015 10:41 GMT

Horizon: Zero Dawn and Killzone developer Guerrilla Games pitched a game based on the work of sci-fi author H.G. Wells.


Herman Hulst, boss of the studio, told Gamespot that at an internal pitching session the idea to work on a game based on H.G. Well’s The Time Machine was put forward.

“Funnily enough, H.G. Wells and The Time Machine, that was one of the pitches.

“We told that story, I’m not sure if you heard about that, but we had everybody in the company pitch for new ideas. One of them turned out to be Horizon, but another one was actually an H.G. Wells based game.”

The studio didn’t run with the idea, but instead turned to new IP Horizon: Zero Dawn, which was first revealed in July of this year.

The action RPG focuses on survival in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by robotic dinosaurs. Hulst said that the game will offer “hours and hours” of exploration when it’s released some time in 2016 for PS4.

“It’s a big world. It’s never been our ambition to make the biggest possible world, cause it’s not really about that, it’s about the quality of the journey, and the quality of the tactical combat against these machines,” he said.

“But it’s a vast world that’s hours and hours of exploration in this post-post-apocalyptic playground.”

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