Sony’s new IP Horizon Zero Dawn continues its march towards world domination.
Today the gaming giant announced that Guerrilla Games’ PlayStation 4 (PS4) exclusive has sold more than 2.6 million units during its two weeks since launch. This makes Horizon Zero Dawn the best-selling new first party IP launch on the PS4 system to date and Guerrilla’s biggest debut ever.
“We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios. “Guerrilla has created a game that is nothing short of exceptional, and the reaction we have seen from fans – from hours and hours of gameplay streaming to endless photo sharing – shows just how impactful it has been.”
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role playing game which follows the story of Aloy, a young hunter who journeys to unlock the secrets of an ancient past. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that is dominated by machines who roam freely, while mankind has regressed to a society of small tribes.
“We’re thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike. Developing the game was a labor of love, so it’s extremely satisfying to see that it elicits the same passion and enthusiasm from the gaming public that we felt during its development,” said Guerrilla Managing Director Hermen Hulst. “This is only the beginning of Aloy’s story and our exploration of the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, with the team already hard at work on an expansion to the story.”
Horizon Zero Dawn is the latest in a line of critically-acclaimed titles released exclusively for the PS4 this year, others of which include Nioh, Gravity Rush 2, Tales of Berseria, and Yakuza 0.