Zopfi explained that all major aspects of the game’s combat have benefited from this focus, while a new workbench system will allow players to upgrade their weapons and outfits.
One of the focus points that influenced all our combat decisions was increased player choice, and we applied this to everything: melee, weapons, outfits, skills and other new mechanics. We wanted to give players more tools, depth and dials to play with.’
One entirely new concept in Horizon Forbidden West is the workbench, where you can upgrade and strengthen weapons and outfits. This unlocks new perks, mod slots, skills, and offers a bigger degree of customization, resistances, and new abilities for players!
Elsewhere in the blog post, Guerrilla Games also revealed details on Aloy’s new abilities, including the Pullcaster and Shieldwing.
Horizon Forbidden West is pencilled in for a February 18, 2022 release on PS5 and PS4.
[Source – PlayStation Blog]