New Horizon Zero Dawn DLC on the way, hints job listing


Guerrilla Games is beavering away on fresh Horizon Zero Dawn content, if a new job listing from the Amsterdam-based studio is anything to go by.

The developer is currently on the hunt for a new “World Designer with combat encounter creation or mission creation experience in an open world setting to work on our future projects.”

According to the listing, the successful applicant will be working with a small team to create “ground-breaking, innovative gameplay with a focus on story and characters. 

The job description adds: “You will work with fellow Designers, Artists and Writers to formulate a pitch and see it through the approval process. You will build a barebones version of the setting that includes the placement of important vegetation, roads, buildings and landmarks.”

Horizon: Zero Dawn was released exclusively on PlayStation 4 in the U.S. in late February 2017 and early March in Europe. The game is the first original IP from Guerrilla Games since the studio started working on the Killzone franchise for the PS2 back in the mid-2000s, and takes place in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by mechanised beasts. Players control Aloy, a seasoned hunter who must battle against these mechanical foes in order to salvage their components to aid in humanity’s survival efforts.

Horizon Zero Dawn 2 could happen

Sony announced at E3 2017 last month that Guerrilla is working on the first major expansion for Horizon, titled The Frozen Wilds, which will launch later this year. Furthermore, while nothing has been announced in regards to a sequel, the developer has confirmed it’s already generating ideas on a possible Horizon Zero Dawn 2. It’s not surprising to see why either, as the game has sold over three million copies since its launch and is second only to Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy as the biggest single-platform release of the year so far.