Tag: Days Gone
News Departed Days Gone Game Director Says Sony Bend Punched Above Its Weight
After programmers thrown under the bus
Update: Sony Bend has already responded to writer John Garvin’s controversial comments about Days Gone, and its team. And now former game director Jeff Ross has followed up. In a series of tweets, he explained that the studio has a “small but incredibly talented engineering team who punched way above their...
News Sony Bend Distances Itself from Ex-Director, Thanks Fans for Days Gone Support
"Bend Studio does not share his sentiment"
Earlier this week, Days Gone’s writer and director John Garvin went on a social media rant, blaming “woke reviewers” for the open worlder’s softer than expected Metacritic score. Those messages, after going viral, have since been set to private. And now Sony Bend, the game’s developer, has...
News Days Gone Movie Reportedly Being Produced, Outlander Actor Lined Up
Adapted by Sheldon Turner
PlayStation Productions has a Days Gone film in the works with Outlander actor Sam Heughan lined up to play Deacon St. John, a new report from Deadline claims. The article says Sheldon Turner is adapting the game for the big screen, an Oscar-nominated scribe with credits on The Longest Yard and X-Men: First Class. The...
News Play Days Gone on the Broken Road with Steam Deck Support
On your bike
Sony’s Bend Studio has a long history with handhelds, having been one of the flag bearers for both the PSP and PS Vita generations, before transitioning back to consoles with Days Gone. There’s little surprise, then, that it’s gone the extra mile to verify Deacon St John’s debut for the Steam Deck, meaning that it’s been...
News Rejected Days Gone Sequel Would Have Swimming, Better Animals
And a more dynamic open world, director reveals
Another day, another Days Gone article. The director of the original game, Jeff Ross — who left Sony Bend at the end of 2020 — can't stop sharing details surrounding the developer itself, management, and the scrapped plans for a sequel at the moment. After sharing some fairly unreliable stats on...
News Days Gone's Reported 8 Million Sales Not Necessarily Accurate
But director Jeff Ross stands by numbers
Update: We thought this story was perhaps over, but apparently not. Since conducting yesterday's interview with David Jaffe, director Jeff Ross has posted on Twitter: "I stand by my numbers." At this point, we're probably never going to know how many units Days Gone sold unless Sony explicitly tells us. Not...
News Days Gone Also Sold Over 8 Million Copies on PS4, Claims Director
Probably over 10 million at this point
Ghost of Tsushima was celebrated at CES 2022 for selling over eight million copies to date, which is an impressive number no doubt. There’s always been a perception that fellow first-party open worlder Days Gone was a bit of a disappointment in terms of its commercial performance, but director Jeff Ross
News Days Gone Refuels with Nearly Half an Hour of PC Gameplay
Decent St. John
Ahead of its PC port next week, various outlets are beginning to lift the lid on what Days Gone plays and looks like on the personal computer. That's probably a good idea since the response from the hardcore crowd to Sony's PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn was a little all over the place. Therefore, GameSpot has posted 28 minutes of...
News Free Days Gone PS4 Dynamic Theme Available for One Day Only
The Old Sawmill
Itching to show your support for Days Gone after its sequel was scrapped during the pitching phase? You're in luck then because Sony Bend is giving away a PlayStation 4 dynamic theme for free, but you've only got one day to claim it. The Old Sawmill theme is yours to keep using the codes listed below, and you can check out what it...
News Days Gone Lead Designer Thanks Fans for Playing the Game No Matter How Much Money They Spent
"I appreciate you"
You more than likely already know what this is in response to. As part of the kerfuffle over a Days Gone 2 pitch being rejected by Sony, former Bend director John Garvin controversially said that fans should buy games "at f***ing full price" if they love them. "I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen gamers say ‘yeah, I...
News Days Gone Director on Skipped Sequel: 'If You Love a Game, Buy It at F***ing Full Price'
"Don’t complain if a game doesn’t get a sequel"
Oh boy, this whole Days Gone thing just won't stop churning, will it? Speaking in David Jaffe's latest interview video, Days Gone director John Garvin has strong feelings on the sequel situation — as you'd expect. Garvin left developer Sony Bend around two years ago, so he's free to speak his...
News Over 15,000 People Have Signed a Petition for Days Gone 2
Ain't gone yet
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
News Days Gone Is Still a Stunner in PC Features Trailer
Releases on 18th May
Good grief, Days Gone certainly still looks absurdly beautiful – especially running on a high-power PC gaming rig. This new trailer published by Sony showcases all of the features that players can expect when the Sony Bend title launches on storefronts such as Steam and the Epic Games Store from 18th May. Some of the headlines...
News Days Gone 2 Would Have Had a Shared Online Universe with Co-Op
This world comes for you
As is becoming increasingly clear, Days Gone 2 was pitched by Sony Bend but was never given the go ahead. Despite the first title being profitable, it seems neither the sales nor critical reception were good enough to convince PlayStation bigwigs to make another one. Speaking as part of a livestream with God of War creator...
Reaction Days Gone Was PS4's Black Sheep, But a Darn Good Open World Game
Freaker on a leash
A sequel to Days Gone, the Sony Bend survival horror open world, was pitched but never given the go-ahead. That’s according to a Bloomberg report, and it’s certainly corroborated by the departure of long-
News Days Gone 2 Not Given the Greenlight, Sony Bend Working on Something New
Developer was worried it would be absorbed by Naughty Dog
Days Gone 2 was not given the greenlight when pitched to Sony, according to a Bloomberg report. Despite the original game being successful and ultimately profitable, the Japanese giant pointed to the lukewarm critical reception and lengthy development cycle as a reason to skip on the sequel...
Review Days Gone (PS4) - Open World Comfort Food with a Survival Horror Spin
Decent St. John
Republished on Wednesday 31st March, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of April 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. The world comes for you is an incredibly apt slogan for Bend Studio’s apocalyptic sandbox. The latest in a long line of Sony-published story-driven...
News Days Gone PC Packs Ultra-Wide Monitor Support, Improved Visuals, More
Days Gone is coming to PC later this year, and irrespective of whether you’re delighted or disgruntled about the prospect of PlayStation 4 ports coming to desktop computers, we now have access to the first details regarding the re-release. The official Steam page for the title – it’ll also be available from the
News Days Gone Is Coming to PC
And it won't be the last
Oh boy, you're probably not going to like this one. In a new interview with GQ, it's been confirmed that Days Gone is making the jump to PC. Sony has shown interest in bringing some of its exclusive titles to the PC market, and it did so last year with Horizon Zero Dawn. Apparently, Deacon St. John's post-apocalyptic...
News Pro Days Gone Player Is Beating Entire Hordes Without Firing a Bullet
Impressive stuff, Deacon
Days Gone is what you'd consider a fan favourite of the PlayStation 4 generation, and its hardcore community is still pulling off impressive feats in-game more than 18 months after launch. Just take Reddit user SpawnicusRex, for example, who has been detailing their efforts to kill off entire hordes of Freakers without...
News Days Gone Runs at 60 Frames-Per-Second, Dynamic 4K on PS5
The not-so broken road
Days Gone will take advantage of Sony’s next-gen hardware at launch, running at “up to 60 frames-per-second in dynamic 4K” on the PlayStation 5. The title was previously locked at 30 frames-per-second on the PS4 Pro, and utilised a checkerboard rendering solution to resolve a 4K image. What does this mean in...
News Days Gone Gets Huge 25GB Update Ahead of PS5
Get the patch notes here
The PlayStation 4 titles included in the PS Plus Collection will all take advantage of the PlayStation 5 Game Boost feature with improved framerates and load times, and Days Gone appears to be preparing itself for that right now. The Sony Bend-developed title has just received a gigantic 25GB patch on PS4 that is being...
Random This Days Gone Kill Is Deviously Deadly
One of the best things about PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone is how its various systems can combine to allow for emergent gameplay experiences. In the embedded GIF – shared on Reddit by user BitterBubblegum – protagonist Deacon St John is shown using an explosive to both distract a human enemy and lure an undead crowd. He then...
News Days Gone Expert Clears Entire Horde without Firing a Single Shot
Horde my drink
The best thing about PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone is that it allows you to play in a multitude of different ways. If you want to approach a situation in stealth then that’s perfectly viable; alternatively, you can equip yourself with as many firearms as possible, and go guns blazing like an 80s action hero. In this video, one...
News Bend Studio Reveals Days Gone Player Stats with One Year Anniversary Infographic
365 Days Gone
Days Gone has just celebrated its first birthday, and we think it's a great PlayStation 4 exclusive. Bend Studio supported its biggest ever release with lots of free updates and DLC through the months, adding to what was already a huge, entertaining open world title. The success of the game is not to be sniffed at, either -- just take...
Feature Days Gone - Why Sony Bend's PS4 Open Worlder Is Essential a Year Later
The art of support
Days Gone and Death Stranding are proof that 2019 was a divisive year for PlayStation 4 exclusives. The two blockbuster releases divided opinion between professional critics and fans playing the game, and in the case of the former, led to more of a positive backlash than one might expect. Sony Bend's first project on home consoles...
News Days Gone Developer Sony Bend Recruiting for AAA PS5 Project
It won’t come as much of a surprise but it’s worth pointing out on Days Gone’s anniversary: Sony Bend is recruiting heavily for a AAA project, presumably for the PlayStation 5. Its job listings aren’t especially forthcoming, but a post for a Rigging Technical Artist position mentions “cinematic-quality facial...
News Sony Confirms Days Gone, The Last of Us 2, Gran Turismo Sport PC Listings Are Fake
Pack it all up
Update: You can put those pitchforks down for good now because Sony has just confirmed to IGN that the PC listings for multiple PS4 exclusives on Amazon France are fake. In a statement, the Japanese giant said: "The listings are not accurate. We have made no announcements to bring these games to PC." Update: It's not just Days Gone...
News Days Gone Patch 1.61 Reduces the Game's File Size
That's a solid
Sony Bend's impressive, free support of PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone is set to continue today by doing it's community a real solid. Patch 1.61 should be available to download on your console right now, and it actually reduces the game's overall size -- leaving you with more room for other PS4 title's to take up. Detailed over on...
News Days Gone 2 Could Happen as Sony Bend Wants to Continue Exploring Its World
Not gone yet
Days Gone may not have been a huge hit with critics but the PlayStation 4 exclusive has enjoyed an impressive amount of success with the wider market -- and that's what counts when it comes to pitching sequels. Speaking to GamesRadar after Days Gone won PlayStation 4 Game of the Year at The Golden Joystick awards, technical director...
News Days Gone Is PlayStation Game of the Year at This Year's Golden Joystick Awards
The Golden Joystick Awards 2019 wrapped up over the weekend, and this year's winners have been announced. The annual, public-voted awards ceremony took place on Friday evening, and we can now see which games took home those hefty-looking trophies. Days Gone was nominated in four categories, and rides away with two wins; Best...
News Days Gone Delivers with Cool Death Stranding Crossover Content in Latest Patch
Of all Sony's games, Days Gone is definitely the one most up for a bit of playful crossover nonsense. A little while back, Bend Studio added in a handful of Uncharted-related bike skins for free, just because. Now, just before the arrival of Hideo Kojima's brilliantly mental Death Stranding, the team has done it again -- only this time,...
News Days Gone Developer in Pre-Production on Next Title
Days Gone was a huge hit for first-party developer Sony Bend, and now the Oregon-based outfit is beginning pre-production on its next project. Senior Staff Lighting Lead Jeremy Vickery – who led the lighting team on Deacon St John’s debut – revealed on his LinkedIn profile that he’s “now involved in the pre-production...
Random Days Gone's Trophies Are Scripted to Capture Important Story Moments
The PlayStation 4 captures a screenshot that corresponds with every single Trophy you earn, and the vast majority of the time, those images are completely throwaway. A random image of a menu, a weapon aimed down sights, a non-descript cutscene - you know the drill. However, it turns out PS4 exclusive Days Gone actually scripted those...
Reminder New Game Plus Rides into Days Gone Today on PS4
On the road again
It's time to hop back on your bikes and face the Freaker hordes once more. New Game Plus mode has arrived in Days Gone, Bend Studio's apocalyptic open world title. You can download it on PlayStation 4 as part of the latest patch, which is rolling out today. You'll be able to carry over all your weapons, skills, upgrades, and more...
News Days Gone Gets New Game Plus and More Difficulty Modes in Next Week's Update
Even more days gone
Are you still enjoying Bend Studio's massive PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone? The developer has been keeping the open world survival game fresh with a steady stream of updates, bringing new features and challenges to attempt. In a PlayStation Blog post today, the game's director Jeff Ross has outlined when we can expect the...
News Sony's Sending Out a Free Days Gone Theme to Those Who Got the Platinum Trophy
Only in the US, though
Sony seems to like sending free PlayStation 4 dynamic themes to those players that did everything there is to do in its games, and it appears that Days Gone is no different. If you got the Platinum Trophy in Deacon St. John's inaugural adventure, you may have a sweet theme sitting in your inbox right now if you reside in the...
News Days Gone 1.4 Patch Adds Gyro-Aiming, More Challenges, and General Fixes
Four more challenges added
The post-launch support for PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone continues with patch 1.40, which adds even more accessibility options to the game, a number of fixes to bugs and glitches, and even more free challenges. It's available for download on PS4 right now. The headline addition is gyro-aiming, a feature that allows...
News Days Gone's Seventh Free DLC Challenge Infested Arrives
A nest burning quest
Days Gone has reloaded with yet another free DLC challenge, and this one’s named Infested. Much like the title’s previous score-based missions, this one sees you confronting never-ending waves of Freakers – except the twist is that you’ll be burning out nests in order to create zones which will net you extra points. As...
News Days Gone Is the UK's Best-Selling New IP of 2019
Days Gone came in for plenty of criticism from some corners of the Internet prior to its release, but it’s actually the best-selling new IP of the year in the UK. New research from the Entertainment Retail Association – which sources physical game sales data and digital estimates – reveals that the moody open world exclusive sold...
News By the Way, Days Gone Is Basically Crazy Taxi Now
The apocalypse has a Tower Records
We’re not sure if you know this, but Days Gone just added a Crazy Taxi minigame. No, we’re being dead serious: the title’s latest free DLC challenge sees you riding a golf cart around Belknap, picking up passengers and dropping them off at locations around the map. You’ll need to keep your clients happy,...
News PS4 Exclusives Cross Paths with Free Uncharted 4 Bike Skins in Days Gone
Ride it like you stole it
Bend Studio seems to be putting an awful lot of effort into post-launch support for its popular PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone. The open world survival game has been getting regular new challenges lately, adding even more to do in the already huge adventure. Its latest addition to the game is a set of new skins for...
News Days Gone 1.30 Patch Adds Accessibility Options and Even More Challenges
Three more challenges in August
Yet another patch for Days Gone has just gone live, bringing with it a huge selection of accessibility options as well as support for three more optional challenges arriving in August. Update 1.30 now allows you to invert the horizontal camera, camera follow tracking now works correctly, you can disable the Dualshock...
News Days Gone Brings Out the Horde for Free Weekly Challenge
Dead don't ride
Days Gone’s commitment to free weekly content continues today, with the addition of the Keep Them Safer mission. This is a timed Horde challenge, with multiple sub-objectives requiring you to use the crossbow effectively – and get a designated number of kills without taking damage. You’ll also have to avoid dodge rolling, and...
News Days Gone Reloads with Fourth Free Challenge Map
Ambush Camp Rush available now
Another week is tiptoeing towards its conclusion, and that means Days Gone’s fourth free challenge map is out now. Named the Ambush Camp Rush, it’s based upon a mission from the main campaign – but now there’s a timer and sub-objectives to complete. As always, leaderboards will allow you to compare your score...
News Days Gone 1.25 Patch Drops as First Motorcycle Challenge Drifts In
The post-release support for Days Gone has proved both a blessing and a curse. Sony Bend has done a brilliant job of addressing criticism levelled at the PlayStation 4 exclusive open worlder promptly, but those 15GB updates sure do start to add up. Your bandwidth is about to take another battering regardless, as the Oregon-based...
News Days Gone's Second Free DLC Challenge Available Now
Murder some Marauders
We’re very impressed with Days Gone’s slate of free DLC, so here’s a heads up to let you know that the second challenge has now unlocked. This one sees you working against waves of Marauders, gathering up items that are dropped in order to help you to survive. As with the first week, you’ll be able to compete against...
Hands On Days Gone's Free Arcade DLC Is an Addictive Addition
A shining Deacon for all
In an age of loot boxes and microtransactions, few things are more refreshing than free add-on packs that add genuine value to an already excellent experience. Sony, to its credit, has been pretty good with post-release support for its blockbuster exclusives – and while its various first-party developers have all plotted...
News Huge Days Gone Patch 1.21 Adds Weekly DLC Challenges, Fixes Some Annoying Issues
Days keep going
Patch 1.21 for Days Gone is available to download now on PlayStation 4, and it weighs in at a rather large 18.5GB. This one's actually a pretty big deal, too, as it adds weekly DLC challenges to the open world title. The first is named 'Surrounded', and it tasks you with surviving for as long as you can against an endless horde of...
News Days Gone Patch 1.11 Cleans Up Minor Issues in PS4 Exclusive
Progression issues fixed
Days Gone may have released in a sub-optimal state, but Sony Bend has been pretty efficient at cleaning up issues. And that progress has continued, with the release of patch v1.11 earlier today. The update – which is effectively a hot fix – cleans up some minor progression and interface bugs, as outlined below. Days...