If you didn’t already know that Horizon Zero Dawn is kind of a big deal, developer Guerilla Games has now confirmed that its post-apocalyptic-robo-dino-’em-up sold over 2.6 million copies in its first two weeks of launch – making it the best-selling new first-party IP on PS4 and the Killzone studio’s “biggest debut” ever.
“We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying,” said Sony’s Shawn Layden in the press stuff. “Guerrilla has created a game that is nothing short of exceptional, and the reaction we have seen from fans – from hours and hours of gameplay streaming to endless photo sharing – shows just how impactful it has been.”
“We’re thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike. Developing the game was a labor of love, so it’s extremely satisfying to see that it elicits the same passion and enthusiasm from the gaming public that we felt during its development,” added Hermen Hulst, managing director over at Guerilla. “This is only the beginning of Aloy’s story and our exploration of the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, with the team already hard at work on an expansion to the story.”
Whether that’s DLC for the game or a sequel is a matter of speculation for the moment, but in a recent Q&A session on Reddit, the developers managed to avoid talking about DLC entirely, despite about a million questions from fans. So that means something or… it doesn’t.