Find out all you need to know about the Days Gone release date, story and gameplay. Watch the latest trailers and discover the breaking news one of the most anticipated PS4 games of 2018.
In development by SIE Bend Studio, Days Gone is a survival horror video game coming exclusively to PS4.
Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the team behind the action-adventure have previous experience with PS4 exclusives, including the Syphon Filter series, Resistance: Retribution on PSP, and the PlayStation Vita games, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Uncharted: Fight for Fortune.
Days Gone has been in development since 2015, and will utilize Unreal Engine 4.
Days Gone story
Set in a post-apocalyptic landscape in the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone sees you step into the muddy boots of a bounty hunter called Deacon St. John. Two years previously, a disaster has struck Earth with a pandemic breaking out that has killed most humans. Among the survivors, are Freakers, a group of ferocious, part-human, infected creatures that are quickly evolving. The world is dangerous as survivors fight each other and Freakers! As a former member of a motorcycle gang, Deacon’s story is about finding himself again as he hops on his bike to steal, kill and survive.
Days Gone gameplay
Set across an open-world, Days Gone gameplay involves exploration, action and stealth. In the E3 2017 demo, we saw how one minute Deacon was being attacked by other humans and you have to fend yourself off through following button prompts on the screen, and the next he was stealthily encroaching on an encampment, using a rock to attract the attention of the gang and ensnaring them in a bear trap that he set.
The stealth side to Days Gone looks to play an important role in the action. In one gameplay sequence, we see him ignite a round of explosives off to blow open a gate. This lets in hordes of Freakers which attack the human enemies in a nearby camp. There’s multiple ways to approach an objective though, using silent takedowns, or equipping a vast array of weapons which you can discover in the game.
It seems we’ll spend a lot of time in Days Gone searching for items which can be used to craft materials which can help you in combat, and you’ll be exploring the length and breadth of the environment by hopping onto his bike and other vehicles.
A changing weather system also introduces a new dynamic that affects the behaviour of the Freakers. At night time, they’re incredibly quick and agile, and during the day are much slower. As well as facing both human and zombie-like enemies, you can also expect the creatures of the forest to come after you. In one sequence, we see Deacon speeding down the road on his bike when a pack of wolves give chase. A quick bullet to the head soon ends the drama.
Days Gone multiplayer?
From everything we’ve seen so far, there’s no reason to believe that a Days Gone multiplayer mode will be a thing. All signals suggest that Sony Bend has opted for a single-player only experience that focuses on narrative.
Days Gone release date
Sony Bend has confirmed the Days Gone release date will be 2018, but we’re still waiting for exact timings. As well as the standard game, they’ll also be a special Collector’s edition.
Stay tuned and check back for more updates on Days Gone.