During Sony’s conference at this year’s Paris Games Week, Guerilla Games provided viewers with new footage from Horizon: Zero Dawn.
The footage, which you can watch below, features the protagonist, Aloy, hunt a pack of machines as Mark Norris, the game’s producer, took the stage to explain different game mechanics that players will have access to.
After Aloy sets a trap for the machines and their precious resources, a giant mechanical dinosaur comes out from the distance, attacking Aloy. Instead of simply relying on arrows, Aloy was able to use her environment in different ways to take down the monstrosity.
Horizon: Zero Dawn looks amazing in a graphical sense, but what seems to be really special is how Guerilla Games understands that the game has to keep a singular focus. Sure, as of right now, players will only play as Aloy, and not venture into the distant past to try to understand what happened or gave way to the rise of the machines. The emphasis is on Aloy and her journey. That’s fun and exciting, but it also scales the seemingly vast narrative back down to the importance of the protagonist and her mechanics.
Horizon: Zero Dawn comes out in 2016, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.