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It’s been a really good year for games, and it’s only March. One of this year’s highlights is Horizon Zero Dawn, an open world adventure that launched in February, exclusively to the PlayStation 4. Sony announced that Horizon Zero Dawn global sales have exceeded 2.6 million units during its initial two week launch period, a very healthy number for a system exclusive. Developed by Guerrilla Games, it has become the best-selling new property launch on the PS4 to date.
“We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game would translate into this level of sales is really gratifying,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Guerrilla has crated a game that is nothing short of exceptional, and the reactions 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 stars Aloy, an outcast hunter in a lush post-apocalyptic fantasy world filled with giant robotic beasts. The title received universal praise from critics and fans, and currently enjoys an 89 Metarcritic score. It’s praised for its visual style, engaging combat, and immersive world and story-telling steeped in lore.
“We’re thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike,” said Hermen Hulst, Guerrilla Managing Director. “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.”
Hulst went on to tease future plans with Aloy and Horizon Zero Dawn: “This is only the beginning of Aloy’s story, with the team already hard at work on an expansion.”
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