New Horizon Zero Dawn Photo mode update rolls out next week

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New Horizon Zero Dawn Photo mode update rolls out next week

Plus, Guerrilla highlights some of its favourite community photos so far

Since the launch of Horizon Zero Dawn we have seen an enormous amount of fan activity. Not only in the form of fan art but also in the shape of photos taken with the photo mode. Over at Guerrilla we enjoy scrolling through our Twitter timeline seeing all of the beautiful pictures the fans have been sharing on forums and we want to give something back.

The sheer beauty of the photos you have been sharing has been a huge compliment for us and we have seen some amazing pictures being shared. We have asked Roderick van der Steen, our lead lighting artist and in-house photographer, to select a few of his favourites and add some details on what makes these stand out.


“This is a lovely composition with an almost duotone color palette, giving the screenshot an almost illustrative ‘cover art’ look.”

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“This is a great example of a very realistic and cinematic shot using depth of field to eliminate any distractions and leaving the eye to focus on Aloy.”

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“Night time was designed as having a “long exposure” look, this image shows this off very well with a lot of range in lighting in combination with a great composition.”

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“This is a very striking and dynamic image. Everything feels in motion and the sparks add to the feeling of this being a split second of action.”

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“The Cauldrons, an almost alien environment as this image shows clearly. This is a great Iconic picture that fills you with a feeling of foreboding.”

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“Aloy responds to weather in a natural way, and as this image shows it can fill you with a feeling of wonder. Beautiful use of depth of field, and the right time of day for the lighting.”

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode

We would like to thank you all for these amazing images and our way of doing that is by adding more ways for you guys to express your artistry. Therefore we are very happy to share with all of you that our upcoming patch will include an update for photo mode.

We are adding three new filters, the ability to show a grid, option to add ‘greetings from’ to the image, the ability to select different poses for Aloy, select a facial expression and make her look into the camera. We already created some images for you to get an idea of what we are adding and we cannot wait to see what you can do with these new additions.

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These added photo mode features are just a small portion of the enhancements we have made to the game. Over at Guerrilla we feel that is very important to listen to the community, so the patch will also include a lot of feature requests straight from the community.

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Version 1.20 will include a slider that will adjust the camera/aim sensitivity, supports a Map legend where you are able to filter on icons, more HUD customisation options (hide enemy stats, quest markers and tutorial tips), the ability to hide head gear, and more. For a detailed list of patch notes please follow this link.

Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Mode

We will keep listening to all your requests as we feel it is important that you have the best possible experience when playing Horizon Zero Dawn.

To keep up to date with the latest news on Horizon Zero Dawn please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

To see more great Photo Mode images check out the community wall on Tag any images you share on Twitter or Instagram with #HorizonZeroDawn and we’ll add the best of them to the page!

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  • Great to hear that the photo mode is getting some improvements but what I think would really make a difference is to be able to control exposure time and add the resultant motion effects to the images.Looking forward to the update though and hope to see more in the future. [DELETED]

  • Just got the platinum trophy for this yesterday. I think this may be one of the greatest games that I have ever played. Looking forward to the DLC now!

    • You should get your emails with an exclusive Platinum theme and avatar soon. I have an irish PSN account and I got it a month ago when I platinumed the game. :)

    • I just got my platinum trophy too. All I’ve left to do is find one “stranded” item. I absolutely loved this game… and I play a LOT of games. Possibly my favourite game on PS4 so far. It’s been polished to perfection. I was never bored or stuck once.

    • I got the platinum a few weeks ago and no email about a theme or avatar – am I eligible?

    • I didn’t and platinumed it the week of release! In fact I’m still waiting for my Uncharted 4 one too!

  • Amazingly looking game, which these fotos show. Do you still send out themes for getting the Platinum?

  • Thanks! Next time i would like an option to change daytime (and weather) in the game!

  • Now if yous just make that menu music disappear, that would make my day. I love the tune but listening to it every time I looked at the map for 130 hours of playtime was tiresome. :/And I missed out on a lot of the game’s soundtrack because of it. Also if you are in combat and there is some awesome music playing, its gets ruined when you go to the inventory to change your weapon and the momentum is lost. :(

  • I welcome the option to hide headgear! The BEST outfits have the WORST headgear!I’ll hang on a bit longer to start my second playthrough

  • Should i get this game reply with a (for yes) ( For no )or a buy it you will love it. I need advice if i should get it or not

  • Looking forward to this, taken so many photos in this game, way more than in any other.

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