A Change.org petition asking Sony to "approve" Days Gone 2 has been doing the rounds online for the past couple of days. At the time or writing it sits above 15,000 signatures, and it's climbing quite fast.
The petition itself is in response to the recent news that Sony wouldn't greenlight the supposed Days Gone sequel (which was apparently going to have co-op and shared world elements). It's believed that first party developer Sony Bend is now working on something new instead.
But as we've noted many times before, Days Gone is something of a fan favourite. In fact, a whopping 72 per cent of our readers said they'd buy Days Gone 2 "day one". The original game was met with rather lukewarm reviews at launch, but a lot of PlayStation fans were quick to heap praise the open world adventure. Unfortunately for protagonist Deacon St. John and his pals, Sony clearly doesn't see much potential in returning to that universe — even if it's happy to port the game to PC.
And so we have petitions like this. While it is nice to see people come together for a common cause, the reality of the situation is that it'll probably take a lot more than a petition to change the mind of a massive corporation like Sony. Still, the fan reaction to this whole situation will no doubt lift the spirits of those who worked on Days Gone. Who knows, the freaker-infested property could return one day.
Sony could really do with a positive PR story at the moment, this could be just the thing.
Well, I just signed it
If they aren’t making a sequel considering it sold roughly 3-4 million copies, I doubt 150k people are going to change their mind.
Oh lord, 15k not 150k. That’s less than a drop in the ocean, that’s a fart in the bathtub.
Change.org petitions do basically next to nothing. Maybe the PC port sales might convince them to change course but these are generally speaking, inconsequential
72 percent of readers would buy Days Gone 2?? Haha. I believe that’s called participation bias.
Also Days Gone as a franchise is very far from dead, one project getting rejected does not mean it’s irrevocably cancelled.
@Daveuppercut I don't think a lot of people outside some very online bubbles care about a sequel to Days Gone tbh
Over 380,000 people signed the petition to put Shaggy (from Scooby Doo) into Mortal Kombat 11 and it didn't work (yet), so GOOD LUCK!
Feel two ways about it. I don't like that every project that doesn't sell TLOU numbers gets shelved, and higher ups are able to control what their creative teams are doing. Though on the other hand I don't feel too strongly about Days Gone. I can live without most games. It was a great game for sure, 8/10. But I have a feeling a sequel would've been more of the same, so maybe it's best as a one-off. Would love to see their new game though.
Don't forget that Bend has started working on a new IP, if Sony were to un-cancel Days Gone 2 it would be at the price of the new game and maybe some of the employee working on it. But who knows maybe it will end up being their game after the new one ? I wouldn't mind.
They would have to change the pitch to make it happen though. It sounded too much like Factions. And Bend are working on something else now anyway.
Never played the original, but I signed it. Not sure if it would change anything, but I know the feeling of wanting a sequel that never happens. RIP Banjo-Threeie 😔
If it was 15 million instead of 15 thousand it might push the needle a little, lol.
Both Jeff Ross and John Garvin the game director and creative director/writer have left Bend. Who would even lead development of the sequel when the two key personnel are gone?
It seems very unlikely to me that this series will get a real sequel; maybe they can make a spin-off multiplayer game using the already made world and assets.
Change.org petitions don't do anything. I've seen so many of these over the years some of which I've signed but that said it never hurts to have your voice heard.
Best to forget about Days Gone 2 and move on.
So how did the Petition go to save communities oh wait sony didnt care...
Of course they have.
Didn't the Days Gone secret ending end on a cliffhanger? I remember it involving O'Brian and NERO.
Well I want Days Gone two too but not the cross gen game they planned. Full PS5 game.
While Sony would have to pull their heads out of their butts in order to see this, especially Ryan, I think this is pretty cool that fans are doing this. I loved the game and would absolutely love to see how they pick up from that ending.
You never know, petitions (and the actors) are what got Disney to rehire James Gunn after they fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy. So, technically, stelranger things have happened.
At least people are banding together to try and make a game happen, not cancel it like some other folks...
I was disappointed in the cancellation at first but then I saw the pitch and thought, nah that doesn’t sound good. Maybe Sony thought the same.
It’s my 3rd favourite game released on the ps4. I played well over 50 hours and I’d be keen for and 100% buy multiple sequels
It was good.
Not petition good.
While I'd like to think this will work (Days Gone is my favourite game of the PS4 generation, after all), I haven't signed it as it's unlikely to make the slightest bit of difference.
If it sells millions on PC, maybe that will change their mind.
Mind you, must be a real kick in the teeth for Bend, getting your plans for a sequel denied, and then being asked to remake the original for PC. You'd think if it's considered good enough to justify a port, it's good enough to justify a sequel.
If this was 15k people asking for backwards compatibility, or the old store to be kept open, or anything like that, they'd be instantly branded the 'vocal minority'.
It worked with the "SnyderCut". I've signed it, maybe it will work maybe it won't. Takes 30 seconds to sign so who cares.
At least if they aren’t doing a sequel, so a small dlc like spin off to wrap up the story
The day for Days Gone is gone.
They'll commission it one day, but maybe ps6 or the end of the ps5 cycle.
If I was ever presented with a change.org petition I'd do the exact opposite of what it was asking
Your not wrong, but these people are the hard-core fans, the ones that spend the money outside of the yearly Fifa and COD releases. There's no harm in looking after the loyal fanatics and with the first game being profitable, is there much to loose?
Petitions like this don't exactly work. Hate to sound negative.
I’m happy for the hard working folks at Bend. To see their baby finally propped up with such passion must be incredibly gratifying and great motivation for whatever they’re currently working on.
just pay for a Kickstarter if you care that much, commission bluepoint or someone to just make a similar game
Shenmue 3? I really liked Days Gone and I would be really interested to see a PS5 sequel, to see what they could do with the new tech, with the hordes and the open world. The weather effects and atmosphere were really impressive in this game too.
Some people are never happy, they complain if studios keep doing sequels but then complain that bend now seem to be working on new ip. As for days gone it was alright and never really liked the hoard bit of it, was like a benny hill simulator
15000 people? Add a few more zeroes to that and Sony would still ignore it. I bet that 15000 wouldn't back a Kickstarter campaign for it.
@nessisonett ok you made me laugh
Going to make a petition and hoping that it will be successful? Yeah, good luck with that.
Even if Bend does end up making a sequel, I doubt it will be because of a lousy petition like this
Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.
Jason says his article was taken out of proportion. Haha
ive bought this on steam so hopefully theyll see the interests. i hope theres mods developed lol
Needs like 5 million signatures, lol to change.org petitions. Why would Sony greenlight a game that 15,000 people REALLY want?
Can't wait for a FtP mobile spin-off.
@Jeevz Well we've hit 1% of your goal, already at 56,000!
Yay! Now put your efforts behind something that actually matters.
I think a Days Gone 2 could double the sales numbers with the good will messages going around. It is a game I would pre-order with out a second thought!
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