Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Graphics Have Set A New Bar That We Want To Top, Says Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann

‘The graphics are staggering.’

Posted By | On 13th, Apr. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Just when you thought that Uncharted 4 would probably be the peak of what the PS4 can achieve with its graphics, Guerrilla Games came along with Horizon: Zero Dawn, and stunned us all with a game that looks even better. Equally importantly, they did so with a fully open world game, making their achievement that much more impressive.

It is an achievement that Sony’s Naughty Dog acknowledges- in a new video where Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann talks to Guerrilla Games’ managing director Hermen Hulst, Druckmann professes an admiration for Horizon‘s graphics, exulting that a new bar has been set that he is eager to top.

“The graphics are staggering. I don’t even think of it as graphics because I’m in the woods. I’m in this overgrown environment, and I’m like, ‘How are they getting so much foliage, such density in an open-world game’,” Druckmann said. “You better believe I’m going to my team, and I’m saying like, “Okay. This is the bar now.”, he continued. “We have to top this.” It’s awesome. We’re super excited for you guys, we know how hard you worked on this game.”

Friendly rivalry between studios is always great, of course- and given how talented Naughty Dog is, I have no idea that they may just be able to pull something off and make The Last of Us 2 even more of a stunner. In the end, we benefit by having all these great, gorgeous games to play on our consoles.

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  • Old Skool

    This is great stuff. I’m currently taking my time with Horizan Zero Dawn now but really Can’t wait for the Last of Us 2.
    I already have the digital version of TLOU 1 and best believe ill be playing through it again for the 3rd time right before this is being released…….whenever that is.

    • C. Hoffer

      I’m impressed. Naughty Dog has a lot of my respect and the fact they are awed by the HZDawn game engine/graphics and have set an internal bar to step up their game to the HZD level is an achievement that I want to hear from Developers. So sick of the other devs (Nioh) creating games that severely under perform then the fans blame the hardware.

  • Gamez Rule

    “Druckmann professes an admiration for Horizon‘s graphics, exulting that a new bar has been set”

    Yep I agree, this is a beautiful game that also runs great. Plus the support from Guerrilla Games is really good too. A new IP that was worth the risk.

    • Old Skool


  • Kent Reed

    I think the photo mode is like the coolest thing ever…I spent an hour getting those perfect shots lol

    • Holeybartender

      And to use them as backgrounds too.Awesome.

  • Eddie Battikha

    Beautiful fun game that I enjoyed on my PS4 Pro on my LGB6, TLOU2 will max out PS4 Pro in 2018.

  • Holeybartender

    It’s just sad that this friendly competitive attitude to get the best out of consoles will go away if mid-cycle upgrades become a thing.


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