As work on Days Gone continues, Sony Bend is growing at a rapid pace. A report published by Oregon newspaper The Bulletin notes that the infamously low-profile firm is to occupy a new office this fall, as it begins to outgrow its current digs. Apparently, the studio has expanded from 45 to 103 employees recently, and it's showing no plans of scaling down.

The company will be the anchor tenant at a new 50,000-square-foot office that's currently under construction, occupying over half of its floor space. This hints at longer-term plans for the firm, as the article specifically notes that it has no plans to downsize after its current project's release, which suggests that the studio's days as a teensy team are now likely over.

There's no release date for Days Gone just yet, but we'd expect it to deploy sometime next year. And while there's some scepticism over the commercial viability of the project, we reckon that Sons of Anarchy crossed with The Walking Dead should prove an easy sell for Sony – assuming, of course, that the game itself is good.

[via bendbulletin.com]