The upcoming PS4 exclusive will be a purely single player experience
and it won’t have a multiplayer component. In a recent interview with IGN Latino America, Mark Norris, executive producer of Horizon Zero Dawn explained why this is the case.
“There are questions as to why a multiplayer will not do. The reality
is that we are putting together a new IP. We are making a new franchise
for the first time in 10 years and what we really want to do is improve
the experience for the player. When you get to face these machines as
Eloy, with this great character, who is the real star of the story and
everything that happens, have this connection with her. But what happens
when you take the elements of multiplayer? You play as a supporting
character? How does that work?,” he stated.
He also drew comparisons with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and how CD Projekt RED focused only on the single player portion.
"It is an action RPG with a single player experience. I think we’re similar in that way, we want this to be the story of Eloy. Although a multiplayer mode is great and maybe we can think of something for the future, but we want Horizon Zero Dawn’s story to be on Eloy and it’s going to be fantastic when you play with it.”