Horizon: Zero Dawn Developers Explain Game’s Title

Thematic significance.

Posted By | On 16th, Mar. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Horizon is now an undisputed hit, and potentially a major tentpole franchise for Sony going forward. So of course, Horizon is going to become a part of gaming vernacular and vocabulary from here on forth- so it does beg the question, how did Sony and Guerrilla Games arrive at the name?

Speaking in r/horizon’s AMA, a few developers from Guerrilla Games decided to answer that question, noting that it was chosen mostly for its thematic trappings (more than narrative significance). “For us, “Horizon” represents a boundless new world, and also the passage of time (where the Sun rises and sets) that is so fundamental to the setting and story.”

Which makes sense- and there are worse reasons to choose a name for your game. Of course, now that Horizon is likely to be a series, it’ll be interesting to see if the name can be as relevant for future games as it is to this one. At any rate, Horizon is a better name than ‘Killzone‘.

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  • Kent Reed

    I thought Killzone was a pretty awesome name for a game when I first played it. It’s definitely a better name than say…call of duty (which has nothing to do with being called to duty)

    • bardock5151

      No. Killzone sounds like the title to a crap movie, like sharknado.
      Call of Duty is a much better title, and has everything to do with the character’s answering their call to duty.

    • Killzone is an actual military term. Call of Duty is something that happens after my morning coffee.

    • bardock5151
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    • Kent Reed

      Sharknado was one of my favorite movies a year ago. It’s been replaced by space jam.


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