Days Gone - News


  • News Days Gone Details Its Seriously Impressive Photo Mode

    So many options

    PlayStation 4 exclusives sure love their photo modes, don't they? Next in line for release, Days Gone will naturally have its own screenshot-snapping feature, and it's especially in-depth. Detailed on the PlayStation Blog, it sounds pretty impressive. "From the Characters panel, users can toggle character and bike visibility as well...

  • Guide Days Gone FAQ - Everything You Need to Know

    All your questions answered

    Days Gone is the ambitious action game from Sony Bend, and it's heading to PS4 very soon. 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 a few months away, plenty of...

  • News Days Gone Will Get Post-Launch DLC, But Details Are Underwraps

    The world will keep coming for you

    While it hasn’t applied to every first-party game, we’ve rather enjoyed Sony’s DLC strategy this generation. Games like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Marvel’s Spider-Man have been expanded with enormous add-on packs, and it sounds like there will be more content coming to Days Gone after its release on 26th April...

  • News PlayStation Goes Hard on Captain Marvel Advertising

    Sony's own infinity stones

    If you're making the trip to a local cinema over the weekend for Captain Marvel, you may be in for more of a PlayStation 4-based feast than you were originally expecting. Marvel's first female-lead superhero film features multiple trailers for already released and upcoming PS4 games in the ad roll that plays prior to the...

  • News Days Gone Development Is Complete Ahead of April Launch on PS4

    Days Gone gold

    The next PS4 exclusive from Sony's Worldwide Studios is ready to go. Development has officially wrapped on Days Gone, the open world survival game from Bend Studio, achieving the status known as having gone gold. The team, pictured in the above tweet, has reached this milestone in plenty of time ahead of the game's 26th April...

  • Hands On Days Gone Has Some of the Flashiest Menus on PS4

    User inter-ace

    One thing we can be confident of: Days Gone has awesome menus. We haven’t waxed lyrical about a title’s user interface since the hazy days of Persona 5, but Sony Bend’s upcoming open world survival horror does have a pretty nifty pause screen. You can bring it up by pushing the touchpad or by swiping in one of four directions,...

  • Interview Sony Bend on Open Worlds and Deacon St. John in Days Gone

    Plus, could Syphon Filter return?

    John Garvin has worked at Sony Bend for an eternity, shipping titles such as Syphon Filter, Resistance Retribution, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. But with the release of Days Gone this year, the Oregon-based outfit is arguably undertaking its biggest endeavour yet. We caught up with the veteran writer to chat about...

  • Hands On Can Days Gone Keep Sony's First-Party Streak Alive?

    Three hours with Bend's biker horror

    Guerrilla Games got a lot of credit when it transitioned from the linear Helghan corridors of Killzone: Shadow Fall to the vast open expanses of Horizon: Zero Dawn, but Sony Bend may be making one of the biggest leaps in gaming history with its all-new apocalyptic intellectual property Days Gone. For the past 15...

  • News Sounds Like There's a Lot of Cutscenes in Days Gone's Lengthy Campaign

    Six hours of them

    Bend Studio's fast approaching PS4 exclusive Days Gone is looking fairly promising in its most recent trailers, and we certainly hope it's good. If we're to play this open world survival action game for about 30 hours, it'll need to hold our attention. Apparently, a decent chunk of play time will be taken up with cutscenes,...



  • News Days Gone's Amazon UK Exclusive Steelbook Looks Sexy

    Dead good

    Days Gone’s latest batch of trailers have really renewed interest in the long-awaited PlayStation 4 exclusive, so it’s probably a good time for Amazon UK to reveal its exclusive steelbook case. The crimson red box includes a silhouette of protagonist Deacon St. John, as well as the game’s logo faded over the top. Here’s a better...

  • News New Days Gone Video Highlights the Importance of Your Drifter Bike

    Riding the broken road

    From the moment Days Gone was announced, Deacon's motorbike was highlighted as an important part of the gameplay. It's your only means of transportation in the hostile open world, so you're going to want to take good care of it. In the latest trailer for the PS4 exclusive, we learn a little more about how to do this...

  • News Days Gone Puts a Frightening Number of Freakers on Screen

    More than 300 is considered small

    Here’s a Days Gone demo played by a member of Sony Bend’s development team, as protagonist Deacon St. John is tasked with taking out a gigantic horde of the undead – or Freakers, as they’re known in the title’s lore. This is an old build – the same as the one shown to Game Informer earlier in the year...

  • News Days Gone PS4 Pre-Order Bonuses and Special Editions Detailed

    Extras, extras

    We haven't heard all that much about Days Gone since Game Informer's gameplay blowout, so it's about time Sony started talking about its upcoming PS4 exclusive. Not only have we been treated to a decent new trailer for the game, but Sony has gone through all the pre-order details

  • News Days Gone Gets the Rockstar Trailer Treatment with Open World Overview

    You're not a tourist

    And just like that, the Days Gone marketing machine has snapped into life. Sony’s released the first of a series of Rockstar-esque overview trailers, with this initial instalment exploring the open world. The clip showcases the various districts you’ll encounter in the game, from dense forests to icy rivers and everything in...


  • News Days Gone Multiplayer Was Pitched, But Sony Said No

    Single player only

    Days Gone is a single player open world game, and like so many of Sony’s exclusive games, it has a huge focus on storytelling. But speaking with GamesBeat, the CEO of World War Z developer Saber Interactive has revealed that his company actually pitched a multiplayer mode for the Bend Studio title, which it ultimately rejected...


  • News Days Gone PS4 Box Art Depicts a Desperate, Deadly World

    The world will come for you

    In the age of ‘Angry White Man Walking Away from the Camera Clutching a Pistol’, we kinda like this Days Gone cover, which is a little bit different. It’s based on the key art that developer Sony Bend released earlier in the year, and shows elaborately named protagonist Deacon St. John propped up by his motorcycle,...


  • News Days Gone Delayed to Avoid Horde of New Releases on PS4

    Even more days gone

    February 2019 is absolutely rammed with games. Dead or Alive 6, ANTHEM, Metro: Exodus, and DiRT Rally 2.0 are all very close together, and until recently, Sony Bend's open world survival action game Days Gone was among them. While it would've probably held up against the competition, the publisher has decided to delay Deacon's...


  • News Days Gone Dev Says Infected Rather Than Traditional Zombies Makes a Huge Difference

    Fighting the horde

    Deacon St. John has his work cut out in Days Gone. The world Sony's Bend Studio is crafting contains thousands of infected baddies, and they're all out for blood. Speaking with Official PlayStation Magazine, the game's director John Garvin explained that having this type of enemy rather than regular, shuffling zombies makes a...

  • News Days Gone Will Be Playable at Brazil Game Show, EGX Berlin, and TGS 2018

    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

  • News Days Gone Key Art Mixes Tranquillity with Terror

    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,...

  • News Days Gone Deals with the Undead in Japanese Trailer

    Freakin' freakers

    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...


  • News Deacon Dispatches the Undead in Days Gone PS4 Screens

    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...

  • News Days Gone Uses Realism to Up the Sense of Tension

    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...


  • E3 2018 The World Comes for You in Days Gone's Sandbox

    Survival horror

    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...

  • Talking Point Does Days Gone Need a New Release Date Already?

    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...

  • E3 2018 PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Saddles Up on 22nd February

    Biker grove

    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...


  • News Days Gone Pushing PS4 to Its Limits, Says Sony Bend

    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,...

  • News Watch Deacon Take on the Horde in New Days Gone PS4 Gameplay

    Don't panic

    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...

  • News Days Gone Devs Aiming to Combine Open World Design with 'Uncharted' Style Storytelling


    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...

  • News Why Not Watch Another 40 Minutes of Days Gone?

    Freaker frenzy

    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...

  • Poll Are You Sold on Days Gone Yet?


    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...

  • News Days Gone Won't Have An Easy Mode or Any Other Difficulty Options

    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...

  • News You Can Watch the Entire Opening Hour of Days Gone Now

    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 –

  • News Sony Bend Doubles Down on Days Gone Release Window

    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

  • News Days Gone Will Take Over 30 Hours to Survive

    "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...

  • News Days Gone Takes the Broken Road to Game Informer Cover Story

    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...


  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Seemingly Delayed into 2019

    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.


  • News Want to Play Days Gone? Sony Bend Searching for User Testers

    Freakin' freakers

    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...

  • News Sony Doubles Down on 2018 Release Date for Days Gone

    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

  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone to Have Huge Story Focus

    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...


  • PSX 2017 Days Gone Will Bring the Apocalypse to PS4 in 2018

    Hell's angels

    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...


  • News New Days Gone Gameplay Showcases a Dynamic PS4 World

    Dangerously different

    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...


  • News Days Gone's PS4 Release Date Hasn't Leaked At All

    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...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Is a Deadly, Dynamic Open World Game

    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...

  • Gallery Days Gone PS4 Screenshots Show There's Beauty in the Apocalypse

    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">...

  • E3 2017 Days Gone Saddles Up in PS4 Gameplay Trailer

    Biker grove

    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.


  • News PS4's Days Gone Will Be at E3 2017 in a Big Way

    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...




  • News PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Looks Insane on PS4 Pro

    Dead nice

    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'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...


  • E3 2016 Escape the Undead in Extended Days Gone PS4 Demo

    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...

  • E3 2016 PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Has a Heavy Weather Component

    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...

  • E3 2016 Bend Studio Finally Unveils New PS4 Game Days Gone

    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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