It looks like it is time to let the hype for Days Gone to die down just a bit as it looks like the wait for the game has been made a bit longer. How much longer? That is the million-dollar question here as all we know is that Bend Studio and Sony have confirmed that the game will now release in 2019 at some point. Given that Days Gone was only originally slated to hit the PS4 in 2018 at some point, it is hard to say how much time is truly needed to get it to where the developers want it to be. So this could easily be a few months delay or another whole year of development work needed.
As for the reasons for Days Gone's delay, well there is no word on that as of yet. That is right; there is no word on why we need to wait longer to get into the game even though it looked like it was near completion as of the last major gameplay showing. I do hope it is to add in some truly great things or to clean up some loose mechanics and not to try to force in features that the game does not need. Given that Days Gone looks like it could work with a multiplayer mode, I am hoping that adding something like this is not why we have a delay. Not every game needs it and given how it has looked so far, I think this will work better without anything like that.
That is of course only a random musing on my end and nowhere near a real thing heard for Days Gone. Just a concern I usually have when I hear games are delayed for no real reason. Let us forget about that for now and relive some of the gameplay that we all had to enjoy back at E3. Rewatch and then get ready for a long delay with, most likely, some new gameplay demos at the upcoming conventions and shows. That would be at least a nice thing to be given to us to help with the wait.
Days Gone — Alternate Playthrough E3 2017
At E3 2017's PlayStation Media Showcase, we unveiled a new gameplay demo showing a more intimate glimpse into Deacon’s life as a mercenary in a world where almost everything wants to kill him.
With this video, special guests John Garvin (Creative Director) and Sam Witwer (Deacon) talk through one of the many other ways this demo could have played out in this playthrough that we showed Behind Closed Doors at E3 2017.
Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the beautiful, high-desert of the Pacific Northwest two years after a pandemic has transformed the world.
How are you feeling about the delay for Days Gone here? Is it odd to you that there is no real reason given or does it feel like Bend Studio is going to try to force gameplay elements in there that we do not really want? Could this all be to give more time for marketing and nothing else? Give us all of your thoughts on the delay and game down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. As we learn more on Days Gone and this delay, we will update the site with all of the information. Just stick close by so you can get all of those updates and more.