Microsoft Supposedly Making Horizon Zero Dawn-like Game

Microsoft Supposedly Making Horizon Zero Dawn-like Game

Microsoft are supposedly hiring for a game "similar to Horizon Zero Dawn", if a job listing on Linkedin is to be believed.

Reported by mspoweruser, the listing doesn't specify much beyond Microsoft looking for a Lead Environment Artist:

 

And while he doesn't work for Microsoft directly, Sanders owns a recruitment agency which specialises in game industry talent.

The post was published two months ago, but this also means we'll have less of a wait for any further news, as the game is hopefully under development already.

Exactly which aspect of Guerrilla Games' latest release Microsoft are trying to emulate is unclear - whether it's the vibrant aesthetic, female protagonist, primal technology, future-style Earth, the open-world design, or even a mixture.

Horizon Zero Dawn released March this year. Our reviewer, Keith Milburn, had this to say about the game, "Horizon Zero Dawn is a breath of fresh air, and a welcome departure from Guerrilla’s previous offerings – but the journey takes some missteps."



 

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Comments Comments (16)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 12:36 PM
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Hahahaha, what?
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 12:47 PM
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I guess,
MS will probably just cancel it part way through production though lol
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 1:19 PM
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If its 90% as Good as Horizon Zero dawn Ill be happy as it means more awesomeness.

Though presumably that's a long time away, may even be after Horizon 2 comes out.
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 2:37 PM
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What the hell kind of recruitment is that?
 
 
 
Posted by ironfist92
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 6:54 PM
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Couldnt they have just retooled Scalebound to compete with Horizon? I was looking forward to that game.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 10:23 PM
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All that job means is that they're making a game with a pretty, over run, post apocalyptic world. I just hope that the 'environment' designer they're advertising for isn't the main basis for the game. I can always do with more over grown worlds, but only if they have a decent story and good characters.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 10:24 PM
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19 June 2017, 01:19 PM Reply to drunk_monk
If its 90% as Good as Horizon Zero dawn Ill be happy as it means more awesomeness.

Though presumably that's a long time away, may even be after Horizon 2 comes out.
You must be dying for the dlc. I know I am.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 11:15 PM
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Maybe hes just talking about the environment? not a game similar to it? lol
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 11:28 PM
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If you can't beat em, join em. I still need to play this game, Phil Spencer is always very commending of Sony 1st party so can't begrudge them if they are looking for inspiration.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 1:18 AM
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That is honestly pretty funny. I wouldn't be surprised if it was an inside joke for the office or outside friends.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 9:21 AM
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19 June 2017, 10:24 PM Reply to Ryzlin
You must be dying for the dlc. I know I am.
OH MY GOD YES!!!!!

Easily the best announcement of E3!
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 2:34 PM
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20 June 2017, 09:21 AM Reply to drunk_monk
OH MY GOD YES!!!!!

Easily the best announcement of E3!
To be honest, when i saw that Guerrilla Games logo show up on screen, I was hoping for Killzone! :(
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 3:57 PM
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20 June 2017, 02:34 PM Reply to Outlaw213
To be honest, when i saw that Guerrilla Games logo show up on screen, I was hoping for Killzone! :(
I never did played Killzone, i got knack instead, what a horrible pick that was.
 
 
 
Posted by Nibblo
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 6:56 PM
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20 June 2017, 03:57 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
I never did played Killzone, i got knack instead, what a horrible pick that was.
They are both horrible picks :)
 
 
 
Posted by toner
On Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 1:35 PM
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Just use the Fable brand!
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 5:57 PM
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21 June 2017, 01:35 PM Reply to toner
Just use the Fable brand!
No thanks :P New IP and new iconic heroes please :D