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Why There Won’t Be Guns In Horizon: Zero Dawn

| August 2, 2015

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Guerrilla Games has now revealed why there won’t be any guns in Horizon: Zero Dawn.

In the latest issue of Edge magazine (via Games Radar), Horizon: Zero Dawn’s game director, Mathijs De Jonge, explains why guns won’t be used by the main character of the game.

He said once the game is given a machine gun, “it’s just spray and pray“. Jonge also mentioned the game would just be like any other cover shooter out there if guns were given.

For this game, Jonge wanted the game to have a primitive feel as the tribes will have limited knowledge to technology. As you may have seen in the E3 trailer, the bow and arrow was used which made it feel different from all of the other shooting games out there.

Edge magazine even got a chance to see the battle in Horizon: Zero Dawn played out differently in a four year old prototype. The prototype featured the same robotic T-Rex from the E3 trailer, but the main character was replaced by a Killzone character with a machine gun.

Since the machine gun replaced the bow and arrow, Edge described the battle wasn’t as menacing because with the gun. It’s quite cool Guerrilla Games decided to make a new IP and try something new. The studio probably wanted to do something different as it had been developing the FPS Killzone series for over a decade already.

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  • Sam

    I’m fine with this. Guns, shotguns, rifles, machine guns and weapons of this sort are far overused in games. It’s refreshing to see an open world game which sticks to something less common. I’m sure Guerilla will make this work, seeing the tribal feel of the game.

  • ?????

    Since its made by Guerilla, I expect a mediocre game.

    • Sunny0

      They hired many developers from Witcher 3 and hired the lead for Fallout New Vegas for this game
      Mediocre? Dream on

      • ?????

        Under the control of Guerilla.
        Mediocre, son. :^)

        • Sunny0

          Oh and forgot it was in development for 5 years. So yeah mediocre? Sure :p

          • ?????

            The Order was in development for 5 years and look what happened, a short mediocre story with no gameplay.
            I expect a mediocre game. :^)

          • Sunny0

            No it wasn’t 5 years now your just lying.
            The salt is strong in you little one.

          • ?????

            I guess somebody didn’t watch Angry Joe’s review.

        • XbotMK1

          Kinda like Black Tusk studios hypocrite?

          Killzone 2 and Killzone Mercenary received great reviews.

          • ?????

            More subjective arguments. :^)

          • Guest

            LOL so YOU can use subjective arguments all over the place but others can’t?
            This just confirms once again you’re an hypocrite. :)

          • ?????

            So now I can’t call out others using them? People that you give a free pass?
            Hypocritical N@zi. :^)

        • Allen

          Lol just like an xbot. Glad to see some things never change.

          • ?????

            Yeah, like you marketing and using multiple guest accounts. :^)

          • Allen

            lol believe what you want. Not me. I can certainly start raiding articles again and constantly pointing out Xbox flaws if you want.

      • XbotMK1

        Pay no attention to the Microsoft loyalist. He’s the same jack*ss who was hyping up Gears 4 after that lackluster reveal when Black Tusk studios hasn’t even made a game before.

        At least Guerrilla Games knows how to innovate and try new things unlike Microc*ck.

        • ?????

          Innovate? So making a mediocre Halo ripoff is innovation? That’s all they did. :^)
          A lackluster reveal is also subjective.

          • Allen

            Kill zone is nothing like Halo. No vehicles dumb ass

        • Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen

          God, you again?

        • The PC Master Race

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          John Derp trying to claim a gimped monster hunter clone is “Innovative”

          Japan called from 2004. They want westerners to stay away from their genres

          And an a new Andyscout account called “Just wait for E3”. Because that’s what Andyscout says every year after E3 when Sony show absolutely NOTHING.

      • The PC Master Race

        Yep. Gonna be Mediocre since the talent behind Witcher 3 are still at CDPR and the talent behind FNV are still at Obsidian or gone freelance like Chris Avellone.

        Plus it’s just going to be wasted since this is just monster hunter casual edition.

        • Sunny0

          Oh look a lonely fat neckbeard virgin has joined in the argument. A fat social reject who thinks he is a ‘Master race’ just because oh his plastic. LMFAO.

          Gtfo outta here nerd

    • N-Shifter

      You mean you WANT it to be a mediocre game, being that you’re on another platform – it’s okay to be honest, look at the name of this website, let the fanboy flow through you.

      • ?????

        And you want it to be a good game. Funny how these things work. Not my fault this studio has a history of mediocrity. :^)

        • Guest

          People want the game to be good because they will actually play it. Only fanboys want a game to flop. :)

          “Not my fault this studio has a history of mediocrity.”

          Once again you’re coming up with silly subjective arguments.
          Oh little liar, when will you grow up… :)

          • ?????

            I expect a mediocre game. Not want it. And are you denying Killzone isn’t mediocre? Killzone 2 was the only good one. Not to mention that many, MANY people consider Killzone a mediocre Halo ripoff. I expect you to demand a source (even though you know damn well links do’t work on this site) so go on any Halo vs Killzone discussions. There’s a reason why SF multiplayer community was short lived.
            And what am I lying about, N@zi?Oh, nothing? You just blurted it out because you have nothing to prove or anything on topic? Alright. :^)

          • Guest

            LOL Looks like you still don’t know the meaning of subjective.
            Most of the stuff you said is still subjective.
            Keep trying little xbot… :)

          • ?????

            So, what was I lying about again, stupid N@zi? :^)

          • Guest

            You’re a known liar and I’ve already proved it in the past. -_-

          • ?????

            And what did I lie about now? And then?
            And you’re the N@zi that rips people apart for not wording their sentences correctly and copy my name. :^)

      • The PC Master Race

        Expecting a good game from Guerilla games, makers of shillzone shovelware is hilarious.

        Especially since this is just a Monster Hunter clone with the interesting aspects of Monster hunter stripped out.

        You know it really chafes Sony shills when Andyscout has to upvote it with his empty accounts.

        • Sunny0

          Stfu PC nerd no one can take you lonely fat nerd seriously.

  • Batman

    Eh who cares about guns! I’m so excited for this, love Guerilla, it’s an unpopular opinion but Killzone is one of my favourite series! Really hope they follow up on 3 after HZD because it was slightly poor and Shadow Fall wasn’t anything special!

  • Stanley Pines

    Looks alright. I might actually turn on my PS4 for this.

  • Country Boy Lucifer

    I think this will be the game that takes the studio from making good games to making great games.

    The staffing for the game has been excellent so fingers crossed

  • Wow, you lot sure put a ton of energy into arguing about games that have yet to see release. Do you get paid per insult, or is it a saturation scale? Get over yourselves, the lot of you. It’s a disgrace to see threads like this. You’re entitled to your opinions, one and all, but you’re not entitled to insult one another.

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