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    A PlayStation Studio’s 20 Year of Guerrilla: A Drama

    2003, the summer we founded Guerrilla, was a fascinating time for entertainment. Three years prior, the PlayStation 2 had been released to positive reviews. The technological feats being accomplished with all the power it offered( six whole GFLOPS ) were driving people insane! ).

    the initial stages of development

    In the meantime, we were putting in a lot of effort in the Netherlands, some of us creating Game Boy Color activities. We were known as the Lost Boys and were idealistic in addition to being tough and possibly flying by the chair of our trousers a little. Therefore, we seized the chance to develop these novel views that push limitations and direct the field with both hands.

    Being at the forefront of cutting-edge, synergistic technology was fascinating during this period of experimentation. I believe it is obvious that this is still present in our Rna, particularly in Decima.

    As Guerrilla, we immediately put a lot of effort into developing 3D interactive games for Shellshock: Nam’ 67 and Killzone. Surprisingly, our tiny studio rapidly rose to prominence on a global scale. Gamers were captivated by Killzone’s grim celestial war, and we were glad to have established ourselves in the field and created a first-person shooter for Sony.

    20 Years of Guerrilla: The Story of a PlayStation Studio

    It didn’t take long for us to start working on the movie. At this point, consoles— especially PS2 players— were dominating the world. Killzone 2 raised the bar for us because by that stage, we had a better understanding of what we were doing. Even though it makes me feel a little old reading that back, it’s nice to see it regarded as one of the” classics” of that generation.

    We became a first-party workshop for Sony around the time the PlayStation 3 console was released. They were very encouraging of our imaginative plans, and their latest technology was, as always, top-notch. We experimented with cutting-edge technology, such as the PlayStation Move speed devices, and we created small Killzone encounters.

    For us at Guerrilla, this time was certainly one of development in every way. We discussed what it meant for Sony to be a first-party workshop that was expanding and becoming more well-known internationally. We frequently created video activities. They had a following. However, it only fueled our desire to spread our innovative wings while remaining true to our youthful ambition.

    A new era of Guerrillas

    We had reached a turning point when Killzone Shadow Fall( 2013 ) for the PS4 was released. It was obviously a little scary to put aside the fact that we had been safely developing Killzone for almost ten years. However, we were itching to try something new that was different from everything we had previously done.

    A Noclip documentary( flatteringly ) covers the entire history of how Horizon came to be. In essence, we gave the team access to the space. We enquired as to what the party intended to produce.

    We were aware that it had to be amazing, breathtaking, and cheerful. Well after the demise of our current civilization, Horizon itself actually originated from a physical conception of these prehistoric tribes battling to survive in an lovely landscape dominated by good machines. Additionally, we desired a hero deserving of the illustrious company. All of that was in the lurch. However, the story’s specifics were revealed afterwards.

    We all experienced that kind of distress after production, despite the fact that we were all proud of the work we had done with Horizon Zero Dawn. Did men like it once you show it to the world? Do they intend to love it?

    When Hermen Hulst, who was then the managing director of Guerrilla and is now the mind of PlayStation Studios, unveiled the second truck, it served as a first indication that we might actually have something.

    This picture the E3 in 2015. We had been working on Horizon Zero Dawn in secret for a while, but now we were going to reveal it to everyone. I turned to Hermen and asked,” What if it doesn’t work?” as we waited in line to enter the 5000-seat PlayStation event hall. What if it were simply absurd for cavemen to engage in combat with robotic reptiles?

    Well, it’s too late to worry about that, Hermen said as he entered the party house while grinning broadly at me. &# 8221,

    We were completely floored by the enthusiastic effect as the truck played and glued to the life reaction.

    Our relationship with Aloy has developed since Horizon Zero Dawn. We improved the very adventure by examining every aspect of Forbidden West. I believe you can see the effort put forth by supporters in their excitement since the release. However, we were developing so much as a party and as theater during production.

    We had to have two diesel generators craned in because the building’s equipment simply don’t support all of our machines as well as air conditioning at one point, when it was rather obvious we had outgrown our loving, nearly collapsed, river home work on the Herengracht.

    developing a bright future

    From those fast, seedy days, our studio has developed into a sizable organization with hundreds of skilled developers. The world of Horizon has expanded alongside us as well. In VR with Call of the Mountain, players have come face to face with our awe-inspiring devices. The community is growing as a result of comic books and board games. It is incredibly humble.

    Of course, we can’t ignore the vital influence our committed nation has had over the years on our adventures, studio, and audience. Without the assistance of our players, Guerrilla wouldn’t feel where it is today.

    More than 32.7 million units of the Horizon brand had been sold worldwide as of April 16, 2023, including more than 8.4 million of Horizon Forbidden West. Owing to PlayStation’s membership services and activities, such as PlayStation Plus and Play at Home, millions more people have learned about Horizon worldwide. Overall, it’s a step that, twenty years ago, when we first began creating games, we always thought was possible.

    We appreciate the community’s continued love and support for the company because this response has been so overwhelming. We Guerrillas consider ourselves fortunate to see that sustain every day because we share a passion for the dress and the community. I want you all to understand how enthralled we are by your joy.

    Last but not least, I want to say how thrilled we are that Aloy’s experiences will go on. We didn’t wait for you to find out where she’s going after her most recent expedition, which takes her to the Los Angeles remains in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores.

    We appreciate you joining us on this amazing trip over the past 20 years. The last 20 are here!

    By PlayStation Official blog (

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