The playthrough contains a number of noticeable changes from the original E3 2017 version, including new weather conditions (snowfall instead of rain) plus the fact the action now transpires during the day time instead of nightfall. Protagonist Deacon St. John also doesn’t fall for the enemy ambush this time around, allowing him to circumvent their deadly trap and stealthily approach the enemy camp.
New Days Gone gameplay video
Days Gone is in development exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and is due to launch at some point in 2018. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic North American midwest, where a deadly virus has transformed much of humanity into zombie-like beings known as Freakers. Players control Deacon, a former Bounty Hunter and biker aficionado, who spends his time travelling on the road to survive rather than settling down at one of the many survival camps dotted throughout the landscape.
The game takes place in an open-world featuring dynamic weather and a full day-night cycle, which affects the behaviour of the Freakers; enemies are typically more aggressive after sunset but suffer somewhat during daylight hours. Deacon can also craft new weapons and use vehicles to get around the environment in-between missions, which can be tackled in any way you see fit thanks to the open-ended gameplay structure.
Days Gone entered full production in January 2015 and was officially announced during Sony’s press conference at E3 2016. The game is the first project from Sony Bend since shipping Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the PlayStation Vita back in 2012.