Given the size of Horizon Forbidden West, it’s possible players missed some of the game’s most important lore. Forbidden West provides a great arrangement of information that builds on the lore of Zero Dawn. While Forbidden West is a tomfoolery game regardless of its story, understanding the events that went before the game provides players with a more profound appreciation for the machines, cities, and vegetation that populate Forbidden West’s sprawling, elaborate world.
In the Horizon series’ far future, after a rebel swarm of robots cleared out life on Earth in 2065, a terraforming system called GAIA brought new life to the planet. GAIA was created by a scientist named Elisabet Sobeck to ensure life on Earth would continue to exist. GAIA created a new generation of humans, but without the APOLLO program, which contained all human information, these humans needed to start almost from scratch. GAIA designed the Horizon series’ iconic animal-inspired machines to complete terraforming duties. Amongst these machines, vast civilizations created. At the point when a mysterious signal constrained GAIA to shut down, she cloned Elisabet Sobeck in the hopes she would have the option to restore GAIA and save life on Earth. The clone, named Aloy by her adoptive father, is the protagonist of the Horizon series.
Horizon Forbidden West answers most of the questions Horizon Zero Dawn left unanswered. In a similar fashion to the previous game, lore can be found all over Forbidden West’s guide in the type of data points. While the game’s biggest reveals happen in cinematics, or through character exchange, details about an event can sometimes be discovered by scanning close by data. Although completing the game’s main story provides players with most of the game’s lore, understanding Horizon Forbidden West’s full timeline of events requires players to dig a bit.
Although Far Zenith is prominent in Forbidden West, dedicated fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will recollect the mysterious Odyssey project, in which the organization constructed a spaceship all the while assuming a pretense of exploring outer space. In truth, the project’s intention was described in five data points viewed as throughout the world. The most notable was authored by Elisabet Sobeck. In the note, she informs her staff of the ship’s destruction and tells staff that the Zero Dawn project is currently life’s only expectation.
The Odyssey project and Far Zenith take center stage in Forbidden West. Aloy eventually learns that the destruction of the Odyssey ship was faked, and on second thought successfully arrived at its destination and the members of Far Zenith used technological advancements to become immortal. In Forbidden West, the Zeniths expect to obtain a duplicate of the terraforming AI GAIA and her subordinate functions.
Although the Zeniths tie Horizon Forbidden West’s story into Zero Dawn, one of their biggest surprises was the appearance of another Elisabet Sobeck clone, shocking Aloy. Be that as it may, the clone (named Beta) ended up being a welcome addition to the Horizon series, and her sisterly relationship with Aloy was the heart of Forbidden West’s story. Her backstory and the reason for her creation are some of the game’s most important lore.
The Zeniths created Beta because they knew the terraforming facilities they’d have to access would be sealed. To enter them they would require someone with a genetic code identical to Elisabet Sobeck’s, who approached Zero Dawn’s all’s facilities. The Zeniths also created a clone of Elisabet with the intention that she could run GAIA for them, and rarely interacted with her.
Beta’s life was spent preparing for this task, and she spent her days studying a variety of related topics. Upon meeting Aloy, and realizing the reason why Far Zenith returned to Earth in Forbidden West was to use GAIA to wipe the planet of life, Beta defected from the faction and sent out a disguised distress call. GAIA got the call, Aloy followed it, and Beta joined Aloy’s team. Together, the sisters attempted to thwart Far Zenith’s destructive plans.