We need to travel back in time and make this happen, then.
Guerrilla Games is currently working on the amazing looking upcoming action RPG, Horizon: Open Dawn, and it looks great enough that I wouldn’t have them working on anything else, but this news did leave me with a pang of ‘what if.’ You see, the developer had originally wanted to make a game based on the classic HG Wells science fiction novella, The Time Machine. Guerrilla Games head Herman Hulst told Gamespot that at an internal pitching session, the idea to work on a game based on H.G. Well’s The Time Machine was put forward.
“Funnily enough, H.G. Wells and The Time Machine, that was one of the pitches.
“We told that story, I’m not sure if you heard about that, but we had everybody in the company pitch for new ideas. One of them turned out to be Horizon, but another one was actually an H.G. Wells based game.”
The Time Machine, which was a pioneering novel that practically founded the time traveling genre of stories, would of course lend itself extremely well to a video game, with its dystopian story, and its bleak vision of the future, with the terrifying Morlocks as the antagonists. It is a shame that this never happened- and hopefully this is an idea that Guerrilla returns to at some point in the future.
Speaking of Horizon, Hulst sounded understandably enthusiastic.
“It’s a big world. It’s never been our ambition to make the biggest possible world, cause it’s not really about that, it’s about the quality of the journey, and the quality of the tactical combat against these machines,” he said.“But it’s a vast world that’s hours and hours of exploration in this post-post-apocalyptic playground.”
Horizon: Zero Dawn launches next year exclusively for the PlayStation 4.