Guerilla is celebrating an incredible 20 years as a studio, taking to the PlayStation Blog to pen a reflection on its journey from making Game Boy Colour games under the guise of “Lost Boys” to its earliest PS2 releases right up to being one of PlayStation Studios’ most celebrated teams.
The whole post is well worth a read, going into detail as to how the Amsterdam studio was very quickly catapulted to the world stage thanks to its mastery of immersive, 3D games and found itself brought into the PlayStation family as a first-party developer, but it also includes some juicy sales info for its current flagship franchise, Horizon.
According to the numbers shared by Guerrilla’s Studio Director, Jan-Bart van Beek, the Horizon series has sold a total of 32.7 million units across its various entries, with the blockbuster sequel Horizon Forbidden West notching up a total of 8.4 million units sold as of April 16, 2023.
Impressively, that number is strictly for “sold through” units which implies it’s only counting games that customers have handed over money to obtain. “Millions more around the world” have reportedly experienced the games on top of that figure, through services like PlayStation Plus and Play At Home. The rest of the 32.7 million presumably includes Horizon Zero Dawn’s PlayStation and PC releases as well as the PlayStation VR2-exclusive spin-off, Horizon Call of the Mountain.
As we previously reported, van Beek also reiterates that Aloy will be back for more adventures, saying “Last of all, I’d like to share that we are so excited that Aloy’s adventures will continue. Her latest mission takes her to the ruins of Los Angeles in Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores, and we can’t wait for you to find out where she’ll go next.”
We recently reviewed Burning Shores, giving it an 8/10 and saying, “Burning Shores is a worthy expansion and follow-up to the incredible Horizon Forbidden West. It’s packing a fantastic new location to explore, compelling new characters and fearsome new machines to fight while offering an exciting glimpse into the future of the franchise. It’s a bit more rough around the edges than I’d like but it’s essential playing for Horizon fans.”