Days Gone is the ambitious action game from Sony Bend, and it's heading to PS4 next year. As preparation is key to surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, we've put together this FAQ in order to answer any lingering questions you may have about this upcoming title. While the game is still pretty far away, plenty of information has been made available -- here's all the important answers you need.
When does Days Gone release?
Days Gone is set to release exclusively on PS4 on 26th April, 2019.
Are there any pre-order bonuses for Days Gone?
No pre-order bonuses have been announced for Days Gone yet. We'll update this FAQ when new information becomes available.
Is there a Days Gone collector's edition?
Again, nothing has been announced, but Sony is in the habit of creating collector's editions for its big exclusive games. We'll update once we learn more.
When will Days Gone's pre-load begin?
Days Gone is not yet available for pre-order digitally. If you do end up pre-ordering the game on the PlayStation Store, you'll be able to download it a couple of days ahead of its release date so you can start playing without having to wait around.
Is Days Gone open world?
Yes, Days Gone is set in an open world map based on the state of Oregon. You'll be able to traverse the post-apocalyptic world via Deacon's motorbike.
Who are the characters of Days Gone?
The game stars Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic Oregon. He and his best friend, Boozer, roam the state in search of shelter, sustenance, and anything they can find to help them on their way.
Who plays Deacon in Days Gone?
Deacon St. John is played by Sam Witwer, an actor who's found success across movies, television, and video games. He played Lt. Crashdown in Battlestar Galactica, Neil Perry in Dexter, and Aidan in Being Human. In the world of games, he has a recurring role as the voice of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Maul in various Star Wars titles.
What are the Freakers in Days Gone?
Freakers are the zombie-like creatures that pose a threat in Days Gone. They're infected and mutated humans that will attack you on sight. Sometimes you'll only need to deal with a few at a time, but they also roam the open world in hordes, which can number in the hundreds.
What do you do in Days Gone?
Days Gone is an open world survival game, so you'll be traversing the infested state of Oregon, carrying out missions, and fending off dozens of Freakers. A large part of the gameplay will centre around Deacon's motorbike, which will be your sole vehicle for getting around the world. You'll need to look after it, as you won't get another one, and you can't summon it to your side, so ensuring it's safe and well maintained will be important. You can carry out jobs for encampments to build up trust, while there are Freaker nests and bandit camps to clear out.
Is there crafting in Days Gone?
Yes, crafting will be a big part of the gameplay. You'll be able to craft medicine, weapons, upgrades, and other useful items from resources you gather in the open world.
Can you fast travel in Days Gone?
Yes, but you have to earn it. Fast travel points on the map start off as Freaker nests, and you'll need to destroy them before you can use them to efficiently move around the world.
Is there multiplayer in Days Gone?
You might think Days Gone would be a good fit for multiplayer or co-op, but we're afraid you'll be travelling Oregon alone. Days Gone is a single player only experience. Apparently, a multiplayer mode was pitched by a different studio, but Sony turned it down. There's always the possibility a multiplayer aspect could be added later, but we're not holding our breath.
Who is SIE Bend Studio?
Bend Studio goes way back with PlayStation. It's undoubtedly best known for creating the Syphon Filter series on PSone and PS2, but more recently, it also created games for Sony's handheld consoles. Resistance: Retribution on PSP and Uncharted: Golden Abyss on Vita were both received well, and it's with the ambitious Days Gone that the developer hopes to graduate onto a more modern platform.
We'll be updating this FAQ as we learn more about Days Gone in the run up to the game's release next year. What else would you like to know about this PS4 exclusive? Mow down a horde of Freakers in the comments below.