Days Gone definitely looks familiar at first glance, carrying a similarly grim vibe to Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us (and it’s upcoming sequel, The Last of Us Part 2). Think The Walking Dead meets Sons of Anarchy and that’s very much the vibe.
You play as Deacon St.John, a rebellious biker living in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s Sons of Anarchy meets The Walking Dead. Sony Bend has released two new trailers of the same section of the game around E3, showing how events may turn out differently according to what the player does, making this game look very intriguing indeed.
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Days Gone at a glance
Days Gone release date: Early 2018
Platforms: PS4 w/PS4 Pro support
Developer: SIE Bend Studio
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action-adventure, Survival Horror
New Features: E3 2017 gameplay demo
What is Days Gone?
Days Gone is an open world action-adventure survival horror title by Sony Bend, the first-party studio behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and the Syphon Filter franchise. Taking clear inspiration from the The Last of Us and Sons of Anarchy, you play as a rebellious biker trying to find his way in a post-apocalyptic world decimated by a global pandemic.
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Days Gone release date – When is it coming out?
We currently have no set release date for Days Gone, but we do know it will fully support PS4 Pro at launch.
Sony confirmed at E3 2017 that Days Gone will be launching in the first half of 2018, although no solid date has been announced.
Days Gone trailers – How does it look?
First revealed at E3 2016, Sony has showcased Days Gone a handful of times. The most recent was it’s latest gameplay trailer at E3 2017:
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Sony has also released an alternate playthrough of the E3 2017 demo, showing how events may pan out differently according to player action:
Days Gone Story – What’s it about?
Deacon St. John is a man who prefers to live in the dangerous outside world than the confines of civilian encampments, even if it means dealing with hordes of relentless infected. Taking place two years after a global pandemic overwhelmed civilization, turning millions into mindless zombies known as ‘Freakers.’ They’re fast, relentless and arguably unstoppable.
The narrative hook of Days Gone is still unclear, but we imagine it’ll involve exploring a sprawling open world in search of a cure or something. Imagine Days of Anarchy spliced with The Last of Us.
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Days Gone Gameplay – How does it play?
Set in a vast, dangerous open world, Days Gone will incorporate elements of combat, crafting and exploration into its core gameplay. You’ll be expected to combine these different mechanics to survive, utilizing them in unique and diverse ways as you tackle swarms of oncoming infected.
Speaking of swarms, the enemies in Days Gone will group together in truly overwhelming numbers. The E3 2016 demo showed hundreds upon hundreds of infected charge towards the player, tumbling over each other in clumsy desperation. The surrounding environment can be used to slow them down or group them together. One example saw Deacon urge the infected into a nearby saw mill before shooting down a crumbling bridge. When combined with the crafting system this could make for some truly unique scenarios.
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While we haven’t seen much of it in action, Days Gone will feature vehicles that can be used to explore the open world. Your trusty motorbike will possess the same properties of customization found in weapons and equipment, meaning it can be upgraded and changed to your liking. Hot rod flames and tyre spikes sound good to us.