Sony has franchise ambitions for Horizon: Zero Dawn

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 03:38 GMT

Horizon: Zero Dawn is still a fortnight away from release, but Sony is already talking up the potential for another game in the series.

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Speaking with MCV UK, Sony Interactive Entertainment UK product manager Jon Edwards has expressed a desire for Aloy, the game’s protagonist, to become one of Sony’s flagship characters, alongside the likes of Nathan Drake and Sackboy. “She’s a PlayStation icon of the future”, he said.

Later in the interview, he clarifies his position further: “nothing has been announced to date but I think there’s a lot of potential for this to be an exciting new franchise for us – we’ll just have to wait and see.”

What this means, of course, is that if the game sells well we’ll see a sequel, and that Aloy probably isn’t going anywhere. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it shows that Sony is pretty invested in the game’s success.

Horizon: Zero Dawn launches exclusively for PS4 on February 28.

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