If story-based, cinematic games pique your interest, then the Sony brand of exclusives are certainly for you. The PlayStation brand of exclusives has that covered for a large number of gamers. Titles under the Sony library, however, do not really tap into that online marketplace that many other third party developers have coined.
When the rumors began to circulate about a multiplayer Horizon title. This would be confirmed following the release of the Horizon Forbidden West DLC expansion The Burning Shores, the @LifeAtGuerilla Twitter would post about career opportunities at Guerilla Games, listing open positions for art projects and game design. This also includes openings on an "online project".
Join Guerrilla in Amsterdam as we work to expand the world of Horizon— Life at Guerrilla (@LifeAtGuerrilla) December 16, 2022
It's an exciting time to join us! We have many open roles across multiple departments, so check them out on our Careers page and apply today!https://t.co/G9tvnSkQQQ pic.twitter.com/Xqab1JGabV
Based on the information available, this spin-off multiplayer game will feature a new line of characters and stories to follow. Online player-vs-player may not be the primary focus of this project. It may most likely stay fixated on exploration and team-based combat against A.I. enemies. I would assume this would be closer to Monster Hunter. No need to panic, if fans believe this is a total shift from Sony into a live service model.
Would you be interested in the Horizon series expanding its universe in this fashion?