Horizon Forbidden West, the new video game of Guerrilla Games in order to PS4 and PS5, was shown in a new gameplay in a State of Play that took place two weeks ago and we could better appreciate the title setting. The sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn takes place in the city of San Francisco, which has been reimagined as a post-apocalyptic city. From the study they have affirmed that we will be able to visit more places in addition to San Francisco, although at the moment we have not been able to see more. For the curious, the YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits has uploaded a comparison of the real life san francisco city with the video game of Guerrilla.
Horizon Forbidden West faithfully recreates San Francisco’s most iconic streets and landmarks
ElAnalistaDeBits is widely known among the gaming community as it performs numerous technical comparisons and analysis of video games of all platforms. The user measures the resolutions, frames per second, loading times, effects and everything you can imagine related to the purely technical part. To vary its content a bit, it has decided to make a video that investigates the differences and similarities between the San Francisco from Horizon 2 and the original. In the video you can see locations faithfully recreated for the game and compared with the real locations taken from Google Street View.
As you can see, the result is very shocking, especially when it comes to the level of pampering and attention to detail. Since Guerrilla Games have done a great job of implementing the most recognizable elements of San Francisco in its post-apocalyptic world. The city of Horizon Forbidden West appears totally devastated by the passage of time and devoured by vegetation, shows that nature has recovered the area that once belonged to it. This new comparison is perfectly complemented by another that appeared last year and in which even more emblematic places appear.
Horizon: Forbidden West It is not the only video game from an internal studio of PlayStation trying to successfully recreate a real world city with a post apocalyptic touch. The Last of Us Parte 2 develops much of its history in a city of Seattle abandoned and infested by vegetation. Like the case that concerns us today, ElAnalistaDeBits was commissioned to carry out a comparison, with equally convincing and good results.