Horizon Forbidden West unfolded as promised during a long gameplay sequence. The opportunity for players to discover new game mechanics, starting with the possibility of exploring the seabed.
Something promised, something due. Sony invited us this Thursday, May 27 at 11 p.m. for a new State of Play dedicated this time to the highly anticipated Horizon Forbidden West . Might as well evoke the things that annoy immediately, it will be necessary to wait a little longer to have a release date for this assured hit of the PS5 .
Despite everything, this impressive sequence introduced by Mathijs De Jonge, the game director, allowed us to discover many new gameplay mechanics . At the start of these 14 minutes of play, we find our heroine Aloy at the bedside of an injured friend. According to him, Erend, a well-known character from the first game, has been taken prisoner by a new enemy faction.
As we can see during the extract, this tribe has the ability to hack and control machines . Aloy therefore immediately sets off in pursuit of these aggressors. The opportunity for the developers to unveil a sumptuous coastal area, as well as new machines greatly resembling the raptors of Jurassic Park .
And among the flagship novelties of this opus, we obviously note the possibility of exploring the seabed thanks to a device allowing to breathe underwater. A feature already revealed in the first trailer for the title. Be careful, however, the abyss is also occupied by machines and it will be possible to use sea currents to evolve more quickly .
Aloy also gains in mobility, thanks to a grapple and the possibility of scanning the environment to find hooking points and climbing holds. In addition, Aloy also owns a glider , similar to that of Zelda Breath Of The Wild . On the combat side, we find all the arsenal of the first opus with some new features of course, starting with this handy glue launcher to slow down this gigantic mammoth looking like an Oliphant from the Lord of the Rings.
Our heroine can also charge her spear with mysterious energy to deliver devastating blows. Let’s finish with the scenario, which will probably take place in the San Francisco area (we can see the Golden Gate in ruins in the distance). Nonetheless, it is possible that the player will have to explore other places in the United States as suggested by the end of the streak. What did you think of this Horizon Forbidden West gameplay sequence ? Tell us in the comments !