Horizon: Zero Dawn devs discuss lack of loading screens, creating high quality facial animation in new video

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:23 GMT

Horizon: Zero Dawn’s release isn’t far off, and a quick video put out today by the developers discusses a couple of interesting points regarding the lovely action-RPG.

In the video for Horizon: Zero Dawn above, Guerrilla Games discusses how it had to rework the engine in order to render the open-world into a seamless experience without the need for loading screens. The team wanted this to be the case whether running around the landscape or going underground.

Guerrilla said in many RPG games, facial animation isn’t of the “highest quality”, so the team worked extra hard to improve in this area. In order to create characters which looked more realistic, and high quality, the team recorded over 15 hours of dialogue in the motion cap studio.

Horizon: Zero Dawn sure is lovely, and reviews for it have been positive. If you missed our review on the PS4 title, be sure and give it a read.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is out next week exclusively for PS4 on February 28 in North America and March 1 in Europe. The game will be forward compatible with PS4 Pro, allowing it to run up to 4K resolution.

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