Horizon Zero Dawn “Weather System” Is Still Being Worked On; WIP Screenshots Reveal Gorgeous Vistas

Guerrilla Games are currently developing Horizon Zero Dawn for the PS4. As revealed at E3 2015, it is targeting a 2016 release window and Guerrilla Games have strongly denied the rumor regarding the game launching in 2017.

In their SIGGRAPH 2015 presentation on the real-time Volumetric Cloudscapes featured in Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games shared some WIP screenshots of the game showing gorgeous vistas.

Since the game is still far away from release, Guerrilla Games aims to continue optimizing and improving their volumetric cloudscapes system. They also revealed that they are still working on an “atmospheric model” and “weather system” for the game and will share more details about them in the future. In the meanwhile, you can take a look at the screenshots below, which also features rain but it appears to be the same as seen in Killzone: Shadow Fall, likely as a placeholder due to the incomplete weather system.


If you were impressed by the E3 2015 trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games revealed in the presentation that the weather system seen in the trailer was customized to fit the tone of the scene.

In the case of the e3 trailer, We overrode the signals from the weather system with custom textures. You can see the corresponding textures for each shot in the lower left corner. We painted custom skies for each shot in this manner.

Horizon Zero Dawn will be released exclusively on the PS4 in 2016.

Let us know what you think about these screenshots in the comments below.

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