Days Gone Won’t Be Coming as Soon as We Thought
It looks like the release of Days Gone is pushed back to 2019. The game premiered at E3 back in 2016, and at PSX 2017, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida initially confirmed a 2018 release for the game. Now, the official PlayStation website has changed the release to reflect the new release date.
Days Gone will be a PS4 exclusive and is set to launch next year with other exclusives such as Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2. It is being developed by Sony Bend Studio, who are best known for their work on the Syphon Filter game.
“This game is set two years after a pandemic wiped out most of the population and turned most of the rest of humanity feral,” said Ron Allen, a senior designer at Sony Bend Studio. “In a weird way, they’re trying to do everything you’re doing. They’re trying to survive. You can come upon areas in the game where they’re just looking for water to drink. They’re trying to stay alive.”
The gameplay demos thus far showcase the games massive zombie hordes, which are a departure from those that appear in games like The Last of Us.
“These guys — there’s a virus of some sort that’s affected them,” said Darren Yager, a senior product at Sony Bend Studio. “They’re alive. We’re not doing the usual zombie tropes where you have to shoot them in the head. If I shoot them in the arm or cause some other massive wound, they’ll go down. They might be more aggressive, but still, as far as behaviour goes, it gives us more creative options.”
“We’re still working out exactly what we want to do,” he added. “We’re still working on these guys. But hopefully, they’ll be different from what you’re used to seeing.”
Days Gone will (hopefully) release sometime in 2019.