Horizon Franchise Tops 32M Sales, 8.4M From Forbidden West
Guerrilla is twenty years old, and I still remember playing its first-ever titles when they debuted in 2004 – Killzone and Shellshock: Nam ’67. However, time has moved steadily on, and Guerrilla has now found immense success with the Horizon franchise. Today, it was revealed that to date, the Horizon series has sold a whopping 32.7 million copies, with 8.4 million of those sales being attributed to Forbidden West.
In 2013, Guerrilla Games wrapped up the Killzone franchise – until then its flagship product – and it would be another four years before the studio’s next game emerged – Horizon: Zero Dawn. While I personally still rue the loss of Killzone as a series, we all received something stunning in the Horizon franchise, and as the numbers show, it continues to be massively popular.
What’s On The Horizon?
Following the immense success of Horizon: Zero Dawn on PlayStation 4 platforms everywhere, Horizon: Forbidden West was released in 2022 before a VR-centric title set in the same universe launched in 2023.
However, the Horizon series is far from being over, as there are further titles in development as we speak that’ll likely boost up that 32.7 million sales count immeasurably.
There’s a multiplayer project in development by Guerrilla that has been on the cards for quite some time now, and in January, the project was leaked. It looked like something totally different from the main games, but it was still unmistakably Horizon, and that’s what matters most.
In a PlayStation blog post, the unmistakably impressive performance of the Horizon franchise was explored, with the article’s writers diving into the story of Guerrilla and how the studio came to be. It was a long and arduous journey to reach Guerrilla’s Horizon, but there’s still plenty of ground to cover in the years ahead.
What do you want to see next from the Horizon series?