In-universe game quietly announced.
Who doesn’t love a game within a game? Many RPGs and open world adventures feature in-universe recreational activities — these can be simple mini-games or fully fleshed out experiences in their own right, like Gwent in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It sounds as though Guerrilla Games has been inspired by this, as the world of Horizon Forbidden West will be full of opportunities to play something called Strike.
There’s not a whole lot of info about Strike right now; it’s been extremely quietly “announced” in an FAQ on the PlayStation website. What we do know is that it’s a “board game played by inhabitants of the world of Horizon”, played using sculpted pieces representing the various animal-like machines that roam the land. “Aloy will be introduced to Strike in Horizon Forbidden West and she can challenge many different NPCs to a match,” the FAQ states. We imagine the game will be Chess-like in nature, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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