It was one of the most celebrated news last week, the arrival of the first DLC of Horizon Forbidden West that, as all of you who have already played it will know, It takes place in that old American West where we can visit some well-known settings but with that apocalyptic touch typical of the Guerrilla Games franchise. So now it’s time to delve deeper into a new well-known scenario within the expansion Burning Shores.
Indeed, from April 19, 2023 we will be able to add a location extra to Horizon Fobidden West as it is that of a completely destroyed city of Los Angeles, practically unrecognizable, and for which Aloy will live new adventures. A package that will cost 19.99 euros, that brings pre-order gifts to all those who get hold of it before the launch and that has excited the community of the famous Dutch game.
Now, why do we tell you not to be too glad that Burning Shores go on sale? Well, because basically Guerrilla Games has thought that the shortcuts and other bagpipes have ended and that he is only going to let us visit that new portion of adventure if we have seen everything necessary within the main story of Fobidden West. What does that mean? Indeed, that the expansion will only be accessible once the game’s story is over. The plot line of the primary missions.
This obviously is a small jug of cold water for users They don’t like to run out of things but they want to continue trying new ones when they come out. and the expansion Burning Shores It was one of those cases, or so they hoped: that the history of Call of the Mountain for Horizon Zero Dawn where it was not necessary to finish the game, but to have done a series of missions within a specific place on the map.
Why is it a risky decision?
Guerrilla Games will have felt the situation to conclude that it is worth risking being unpopular demanding that we have the main mission finished because it is not something that in recent times is a habit. The developers are aware that the percentage of players who finish their campaigns is very low and that is why many DLCs and packages expansion do not need this requirement. In the case of Horizon Fobidden WestEither the Dutch have detected a higher percentage of players who have reached that end, or they want to force us to do it as soon as possible.
whatever it wasand it is obvious that this is a risky decision because many gamers they will spend a lot of money buying this Burning Shores if they have not completed the main mission, leaving for later -and waiting for an offer- to get it. So this commitment to the old habit of adding more missions to the story that was in style many years ago, returns with one of the most successful franchises in recent years.
So now you know: to play Burning Shores you will have to have finished the main story of Fobidden West and if not, better not spend a euro to get it.