During a behind closed doors Q&A session for the recently announced Horizon: Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games have revealed a very interesting tidbit regarding the game’s inspiration.
When asked by 4Gamer whether or not the game was influenced by Monster Hunter, Guerrilla Games responded:
“In Japan, the giant monster hunting action genre seems to be popular, so if people ask us whether we’ve been influenced by a particular title, I tell them frankly that we’ve gotten inspiration from Monster Hunter.”
Guerrilla Games even went on to further compare the two games. “Horizon: Zero Dawn may serve as an example of a Western hunting game,” said the developer.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is set for a release some time next year on Playstation 4.