Exclusive's on the road
Exclusive's on the road
Sony’s beginning to take apocalyptic adventure Days Gone on tour, as the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be playable at EGX Berlin and Tokyo Game Show 2018 this month, as well as the Brazil Game Show in October. Obviously the title was originally intended to release this year, but it was delayed due
Time to run
Everyone knows that the best way to do horror is to mix idyllic scenery with deadly enemies, and Days Gone is doing exactly that in its key art. The image shows protagonist Deacon St John in the centre, chilling out next to his motorcycle, as the sprawling Oregon countryside surrounds him. But lying in front of him are three dead bodies,...
Days Gone may not have the intense enthusiasm of Death Stranding or The Last of Us: Part II behind it, but it’s still a big game for Sony – and a huge project for Syphon Filter developer Bend Studio. As such, the title was put under the spotlight during a Japanese livestream earlier today, and while the trailer consisted of...
What a Saint
Sony Bend has uploaded some new screenshots of Days Gone to its official website, and the title is looking pretty tasty as it edges closer to launch. The images mostly focus on protagonist Deacon St. John laying waste to Freakers, but there are also shots of him riding his hog and just generally running around. Our guess is that this...
Any mechanics out there?
The more we hear about Days Gone, the more Sony Bend seems to be leaning into the concept of survival. In this new video, directors John Garvin and Jeff Ross talk about realism, and how it helps set the title apart. For example, you’re going to need to fuel and repair your bike if you want to get about; fail to do so, and...
Sony’s been showing off Days Gone at E3 2018, and it’s looking like a fun apocalyptic playground to mess around in. The developer’s really talking up the sandbox aspect to this title, which means you have the freedom to approach missions any way you want to. You can go in stealth, for example, or all guns blazing – you can...
ANTHEM invades the party
You’ve got to feel for Sony Bend sometimes. The studio can’t ever seem to catch a break with Days Gone, but in the wake of a positive Game Informer cover story campaign and a decent release date reveal earlier this week, everything was looking good for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. And then ANTHEM just announced that...
All your questions answered
Days Gone is the ambitious open world 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...
Days Gone is revving up its engine ahead of a 22nd February release. Sony confirmed the date as part of its pre-E3 2018 countdown show minutes ago, alongside a new trailer which showcases a ton of new footage – including some terrifying infected animals. Will you be surviving the harsh post-apocalyptic wilderness next year? Wear your...
Wants to be best in class
Days Gone is undoubtedly a looker, but on a console with titles like God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn, it’s perhaps not the prettiest product in the pipeline. Of course, there’s much more going on behind-the-scenes in Sony Bend’s open world apocalypse, and speaking as part of Game Informer’s month-long coverage,...
Sony debuted Days Gone at E3 2016 with an impressive gameplay demo that showed protagonist Deacon running for his life from a massive wave of Freakers. As part of Game Informer's ongoing coverage of the PS4 exclusive, a few of the staff took turns at attempting to take down a horde of 300 enemies. It's an entertaining watch, and it...
As part of Game Informer's current coverage of Sony Bend's 2019 PS4 exclusive, Days Gone, the publication has posted a new article highlighting some aspects of the game that differentiate it from other open world titles. There's a good amount of information to be found here, but perhaps most interesting is the fact that the developer is...
We’ve established at this point that Sony Bend really doesn’t give a hoot about maintaining long established AAA game promotion standards, so here’s another 40 minutes of Days Gone footage for you. If you missed yesterday’s video, then you can also catch the opening hour from the game through here. Like, all of it. This is...
This week's Friday poll basically writes itself, doesn't it? Days Gone has entered our lives in a big way this week, as extensive Game Informer coverage has spotlighted Sony Bend's upcoming open world adventure. The question is: do you like what you see? Now, it's not as if Days Gone has been kept under wraps all this time. It's been...
Welcome to the apocalypse
During Game Informer's exclusive one hour demo of Days Gone, the publication asks whether the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive will feature any difficulty settings. As we all know, a lot of games these days offer easy modes for players who may just want to enjoy a story, or super hard modes that are designed to...
If you want to
Well, this is different. Developers typically keep their games underwraps right until launch, but Sony Bend has opted to share the opening hour of Days Gone with Game Informer. And you can watch it. In its entirety. Right now. Note that this is an alpha build –
Look for it early next year
Days Gone will release in early 2019, according to developer Sony Bend. The title was originally due out later this year, but was delayed – presumably due to its close proximity to Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2. Speaking as part of a quick-fire
"It's not the zombie game you think"
Days Gone is starting to sound like a very meaty open world game, and Sony Bend has hinted that it will take you over 30 hours to beat. Speaking with Game Informer magazine as part of a month of coverage, creative director John Garvin addressed the stench of scepticism that has surrounded the project since its...
Revving up some interest
What the heck is going on? So far this year Game Informer’s had God of War and Spider-Man cover stories, and now it’s following them both up with another PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone. The publication travelled to Sony Bend’s secluded studio in Oregon to go hands-on with the mysterious post-apocalyptic game, and...
Update: Sony confirms
Contrary to comments from Sony bigwig Shuhei Yoshida, Days Gone never really felt like a lock for 2018, did it? We ran a poll last week about the PlayStation 4’s upcoming first-party games, and a whopping 45 per cent of you said you expected Sony Bend’s survival horror to be delayed. Well, looks like you were right.
Days Gone is on track for a 2018 release, but developer Sony Bend wants your feedback first. The Oregon-based outfit is appealing to local fans to come and try out the PlayStation 4 exclusive. Presumably, those accepted into the sessions will have to sign an NDA, but this could be your chance to go hands on with the title before...
End of days approach
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida casually mentioned back at PlayStation Experience last month that Days Gone is scheduled to release this year, but now the game’s popped up as part of an official ‘What to Look Forward to in 2018’ newsletter. The platform holder’s been sending out play time statistics to
Hours of cinematics hinted
Yet to be convinced by the biker gang storyline in oft-forgotten PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone? Looks like Sony Bend will be doubling down on narrative, as Chinese whispers suggest that it will have “hours” of cinematics. Of course, it’s an open world game so expect these to be interspersed between long stretches...
Post-apocalyptic open world undead-‘em-up Days Gone will ride to the PlayStation 4 in 2018, Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida told Greg Miller as part of a PSX 2017 panel. The title was previously undated, but Sony’s been pretty weird with release windows in the last couple of years, refusing to commit to anything until the...
Days Gone had a big gameplay demo at Sony's E3 2017 press conference, but apparently, more of the zombie-ridden title was shown behind closed doors. Now, the publisher has saw fit to release footage from an alternate take of the mission that we saw on stage, complete with developer commentary. Basically, the point of this...
Someone call the Freakers
Games media, we understand it’s been a long week, but please engage your brains: the Days Gone release date hasn’t leaked, otherwise Sony would have said it on stage during its press conference this week. You know this, we know this, so quit trying to deceive your readers by capitalising on what’s clearly a mistake...
Play your way
One thing you may not know about Days Gone is that it’s massively dynamic. This week’s E3 2017 demo may have looked scripted, but the game actually alters and adapts depending on the conditions in the open world. Sony Bend is showing off an “alternate” playthrough behind closed doors to demonstrate this, but it popped up on the...
Drive of your life
Days Gone was one of the big first-party games to benefit from a beastly showing during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference last night, and Sony’s released a batch of screenshots to celebrate that, showing that there’s beauty in the apocalypse after all. <screenshots game="games/ps4/days_gone" today="true" limit="0">...
The dead don’t ride motorcycles, but luckily the plucky protagonist from Days Gone can. Sony Bend returned to the Shrine Auditorium to show off its open world survival horror at E3 2017, and it demonstrated a wealth of gameplay scenarios in the release, from crafting through to stealth and combat. Check it out above.
Actor confirms Sony Bend title for show
Days Gone made not one but two appearances during Sony’s E3 press conference last year, and word is it’ll appear in a “big way” during this year’s showcase. Actor Sam Witwer who plays the lead character teased the appearance as part of a Twitch stream, but naturally stopped short of sharing any...
Studio has more than doubled in size
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,...
Release date probably hasn't leaked
You know the drill by now: retailer reveals placeholder release date for anticipated PlayStation 4 game and websites go in search of SEO by spreading the most baseless of rumours. This time it's the turn of Austrian outlet GamesOnly, who have slapped a 22nd August date on Sony Bend's post-apocalyptic motorcycle...
The broken road
It doesn't happen often in this industry anymore, but seeing a demo of Days Gone at Sony's big PlayStation 4 Pro showcase actually surprised us this week. The game looked pretty at E3 2016, no question – but running on the Japanese giant's supercharged hardware it's actually a candidate for the greatest looking game ever made. No...
Days Gone, the new apocalyptic property from Sony Bend, is shaping up to be one of the poster childs for the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro – and Eurogamer.net's managed to get its hands on a brand new batch of screenshots to support that. These images show the title running in its checkerboard 4K format, and frankly, it just looks...
World War Z
A few years ago, Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony Bend's game would make people panic – and now we know what he meant. Days Gone is clearly still quite early – the developer's using placeholder sound effects and animations for its E3 2016 demo – but it definitely appears to have the nugget of a neat idea. And that concept all...
Motorcycle is being treated like a character
Days Gone – which we previously expected to be named Dead Don't Ride – surprised us in a good way at E3 2016. We'd anticipated a hammy, heavy metal vibe – but the biker culture that surrounds this post-apocalyptic release actually seems understated and thoughtfully done. But we don't know a whole...
Dead don't ride
After what felt like an eternity of wondering what Sony's Bend Studio was up to, fans were finally treated to the reveal trailer of Days Gone at Sony's E3 2016 press conference. Rumours pointed to the game being called Dead Don't Ride and after watching the reveal trailer it's easy to understand why. The game's protagonist is a...
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