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No information about the DLC was revealed other than what was initially revealed back during E3. Community manager Jeroen Roding simply informed gamers that the DLC will be available November 7th, 2017 for the PlayStation game consoles.
No pricing details were revealed either, and there was no mention about a season pass, indicating that there won’t be a lot of DLC to follow for Horizon: Zero Dawn.
The only thing that Roding mentioned was that those who pre-order the DLC will receive a free avatar. It’s the equivalent of getting a single free chip to play at blackjack Canada and told that you’re being done a favor.
Over on Guerrilla’s Facebook page they made it known that they were supporting the Amsterdam Gay Pride celebration. The development studio did so by posting up a fan-art drawing of Horizon’s main character, Aloy, with the Pride rainbow war paint across her face.
Not everyone was on board with having Aloy used as a sociopolitical mascot for gay pride. Some people gave Guerrilla Games props while others felt as if they could have been intentionally using Aloy to push a political agenda.
Nicolas Rovirosa checked Guerrilla, writing that they should keep focused on making “good entertainment” instead of getting caught up in political drama…
“Really wish Guerrilla would focus on making good entertainment for everyone and not get caught up in the political drama. Hopefully this won’t bleed into their future games. Regardless of people’s political views, people want to get away from politics at the end of the day, we already deal with it all day at work and in the news, pretty much everywhere.”
Juan Carlos Hidalgo Molina kept it brief, stating that hopefully Aloy doesn’t get dragged into becoming an “icon” for Pride…
“As long as Aloy isn’t dragged into being an icon of “Pride”… […] “Why should she become a symbol of something she has nothing to do with? She’s an icon of gaming.
“Not everything has to do with sexuality”
Others expressed their gratitude toward Guerrilla for acknowledging gay pride. A few more exclaimed at being happy that others were angry about Aloy potentially being gay, similar to how some groups in the LGBTQIA community rejoiced that some males were bothered about Tracer from Overwatch being gay.
Michael Logan Pursell simply decided to call a spade a spade, writing…
“Who hired the SJW to run the Guerilla Games facebook page? Hint, hint. None of us came to your page for politics and social issues.”
Horizon: Zero Dawn certainly wasn’t free from overt sociopolitical commentary; it became quite evident when comparing the game to Nier: Automata, which had an almost identical story, save for the fact that it was handled in a more even-handed manner.
If you already own Horizon: Zero Dawn and you’re looking to get your hands on the DLC, look no further than November 7th.
(Main image courtesy of CritterofHabit)