The developers at Guerrilla Games officially confirm that its forthcoming action-adventure title, Horizon: Zero Dawn, contains a photo mode to take in-game pictures.
Much to the delight of many Horizon: Zero Dawn fans, Guerrilla Games recently revealed that its upcoming exclusive title for PlayStation 4 will not feature microtransactions in any capacity at launch, despite the release containing plenty of RPG elements. Now, the studio has even more good news for fans following the development process of Horizon: Zero Dawn, with Guerrilla Games now unveiling that its action-adventure title will have a photo mode that lets players take pictures in-game.
Guerrilla Games confirmed as much by taking to its official Twitter account to make the announcement and offer fans a look at the kinds of shots and stills fans will be able to snag by attaching four separate images which were presumably taken in-game with the photo mode. As seen in the tweet from Guerrilla Games below, the developer has offered up different perspectives of Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s protagonist and heroine Aloy.
— Guerrilla Games (@Guerrilla) January 30, 2017
As it currently stands, Guerrilla Games has not provided any additional details as to how comprehensive and in-depth Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s photo mode is going to be. If the features found within the photo mode of another first-party PlayStation 4 game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, is any possible indication of the mechanics for Horizon: Zero Dawn‘s photo mode, then players will be able to adjust certain features like depth of field, filters, and even lighting.
Throughout this particular era in gaming, there have been multiple titles on current generation platforms to contain their own photo modes, so it isn’t as if Horizon: Zero Dawn or Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are unique in that regard. As it happens, DOOM received a post-launch update to add a photo mode, as have many other games. Interestingly enough, Square Enix is following along with the trend by promising Final Fantasy 15 is to receive a photo mode.
While the confirmation of Horizon: Zero Dawn ‘s photo mode will likely excite fans of the game and give them another reason to mark it as one of their most anticipated video games of 2017, it’s safe to say those on the fence will want to know more about the title’s story and gameplay before committing to buying it. Thankfully, Guerrilla Games has put out a plethora of different segments of gameplay video to better inform fans how Horizon: Zero Dawn will play upon launch. Taking all of this into consideration, it will be interesting to see how each of the game’s components come together to create the action-adventure title in full once it releases next month.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is set to launch on February 28, 2017 for PlayStation 4.