Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the much-anticipated games this year, and hopefully everything goes right when Guerrilla Games finally unleashes on February 28 in North America and March 1 in Europe. After the game slightly fell off the radar, today we have a huge leak that could totally spoil the ending of the story.
This Horizon: Zero Dawn leak comes from 4Chan, a place that has a track record for revealing similar things about video games, but has also sometimes proved to be an unreliable source. So take it all as a pure rumor, and in case you don’t want to run any risk on this – just don’t read. Lines ahead could be a massive spoiler if the leak reveals true.
Here we go with the proper lines of the story as revealed on 4Chan:
The story twist is that this is the second cycle in this world. The main character, Aloy, discovers by visiting the Ancient Ruins of civilization at the end of the game that the ‘humans’ you see walking around, including you, are simply bio-machines from the first cycle that used biomatter to replicate, like humans reproduce. Humanity has been gone EVEN LONGER than we, the players, think at first. The corruption is never fully explained, it’s just established that it’s from an unknown source within the ruins, but there’s a hint it might have more importance in a sequel. The ending has Aloy basically choose between wiping out the robots or the bio-machines, since the robots were initially programmed by the original humans to wipe out the living creatures the bio-machines that yearned to live like humans hundreds of thousands of years ago feed off. Zero Dawn is the name of the software found in a huge building in the Ancient Ruins that can shut off the beings roaming the world or your own race
According to this leak, the game is about 20 Hours long and requires about 45 Hours to 100% completion. There’s no DLC coming along the way it seems, but Q2-Q3 is going to witness the release of an arena mode. In terms of gameplay, Horizon Zero Dawn is said to be a very traditional RPG, based on a map which in total is as big as the full The Witcher 3’s Velen, with desert, tropical forest, hills, ancient ruins, snow mountains, not counting seas. You can also use flying creatures to travel around the world, apparently.
Should this be true, would you be fine with that?