Earlier this year Developer Guerilla Games and Publisher Sony Interactive released their action adventure game Horizon: Zero Dawn and it was well received by both critics and gamers who praised it for its storyline, gameplay and amazing open world.
With the success of the game the devs and publisher decided to release a DLC and in E3 2017 it was announced that the expansion titled as Frozen Wilds would be arriving on 7 November 2017 and it would contain new territories, new mech beasts and much more. but it seems like this would be the first and the last DLC of the game.
As DLC is just a few weeks away from release many curious fans asked Guerilla some questions regarding the upcoming DLC. one of the fans asked Guerilla if there any more DLC for the game after Frozen Wild to which the studio replied as following
The Frozen Wilds will be the only expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn.
— Guerrilla Games (@Guerrilla) October 12, 2017
No reason was given by the studio for not making a 2nd DLC. but could the reason be the low sales numbers.?
The latest sales report of the game says that more than 3.4 million copies have been sold by the month of June 2017 out of which 915,000 were sold digitally and rest were sold in the physical copies. the game has been the top seller in Australia and the second best in the UK in the month of March and later in April it claimed the number one spot.
According to a Gamespot report, the SuperData claims that with the arrival of Frozen Wilds DLC would help the game reach 6 million copies and that makes it on par with big names such as Uncharted 4 and Metal Gear Solid 5.
If it is ever going cross the 6 million mark then it is safe to assume that the sales number were never an issue for the game but still, the question remains why no 2nd DLC? the most simple answer could be that the devs don’t want to milk a good game and ruin it another answer might be that they are working on the sequel to the game.
But that’s just my assumption if you have a different opinion then tell us what you think about in the comment section below.