Horizon Forbidden West Alpha Build Leaks Online, Here’s How It Looks In Action
An early alpha build of PlayStation and Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West has leaked online. Here’s how the game looked early in development.
The whole debugged alpha build of Horizon Forbidden West is available, and can be run on a jailbroken PS4. Apparently, this build of the game was compiled when the development team had sent it over to production in order to give testers the opportunity to test it remotely during the pandemic.
The file was originally uploaded on December 28, 2022 a well-known PlayStation hacking website. Users who downloaded the package files, titled “TestGame”, quickly identified the contents as the alpha build of Horizon Forbidden West. The build also includes a debug menu, allowing further access to the build and the Decima Engine.
Recently, Guerrilla Games had confirmed that they are working on a multiplayer project based on Horizon, with a dynamic open world offering a compelling narrative. The confirmation came through their job openings website, with openings for a variety of positions, including a narrative designer on an online project. Based on the job descriptions, it appears to be a rather ambitious project that will offer a dynamic open world and features multiple playable characters and new machines, along with unique abilities to use.
Some of the key job openings related to this project are a Lead World Designer, Senior Machine Combat Designer, Lead Combat Designer, and Narrative Designer. In the job opening for their Lead World Designer, it states that the studio is looking to expand the world of Horizon with a new multiplayer project.
“Guerrilla is looking for a Lead World Designer to bring the expanding Horizon universe to a multiplayer audience. As the successful candidate, you will head up the World Design team on one of our ambitious, unannounced projects, and work with multi-disciplinary teams to create a game of the highest possible quality.”