There is Strong predictions Coming out of Korea is that Sony has signed a deal with developer NCSoft to create an MMO adaptation of its best-selling Horizon franchise. The studio is best known for uber-popular releases such as lineage And Guild warsWhich are big in Asia, although a report by a local publication MTN Claims that the company is gunning for global success here.
Judging by the wording in the report, it looks like the ink is still a little wet on this deal, so if true it’s still very much Early stages of development. Interestingly, however, PlayStation is hiring a Korean translator – with job location listed as Amsterdam. Horizon creator Guerrilla Games is of course based in the Dutch capital, so that adds weight to the report.
What’s more interesting is that, along with that role of translator, Sony has a handful Amsterdam-based producer roles For an upcoming “mobile game project”. Given NCSoft’s expertise, and PlayStation’s decision to develop more mobile games, we wouldn’t be surprised if this title turns out to target smartphones, perhaps like Genshin Impact.
Actually, speaking with Famitsu Recently, PS Studio boss Herman Hulst said: “We believe that developing titles suitable for mobile and realizing the crossplay between console and mobile is also an important initiative.” Therefore, it is possible that this Horizon MMO could launch on multiple platforms including mobile, PlayStation, and PC.
We’ll obviously contact Sony and try and get some clarification on what’s going on here, but this could be a potentially interesting expansion to the Horizon universe. Is this something you’re interested in, though? Remember, there are separate rumors of an online-focused Live Service Horizon spin-off game from Guerrilla; Whether this is connected to this NCSoft partnership is unclear.
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