Days Gone

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FeatureHere's all we learnt after three hours playing Days Gone

All-new gameplay, plus an interview with creative director John Garvin.

Of all Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives, it's fair to say that Days Gone is the most maligned. Delayed several times and struggling to impress before last year's E3, Sony Bend's open world action game - in development for some six years - feels somewhat unfancied.

PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone delayed

Days Gone will now release on 26th April 2019 instead of its previous release date in February.

It's probably for the best. As well as gaining a couple of extra months in development, Days Gone's previous release date would have seen it launch directly against Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Metro Exodus.

The post-apocalyptic motorbike and don't-call-them-zombies game has been rattling around Sony's release slate for the past few years and was at one point due to launch in 2018. It's not a huge delay, but developer Bend Studio said it will "take the oppurtunity to further polish Days Gone".

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PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone launches February 2019

Days Gone will swerve its gritty bike tyres onto PlayStation 4 on 22nd February 2019, developer Sony Bend Studio has just announced.

The post-apocalyptic motorcycle-riding undead gritty-em-up was originally announced two years ago, back at E3 2016, in a cloud of Freakers (don't call them zombies) and petrol. Here's a new trailer:

Sony has chosen to drop the release date ahead of E3 2018 week as part of its five-day lead-up to the event itself. There, we're expecting to find out yet more about Days Gone, in its third consecutive gritty showing. Gritty.

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Like Gatsby, Shawn Layden does not like to talk more than he has to. That's the impression that has emerged over a handful of E3s, anyway, as his dapper presence on the PlayStation stage has generally seen him restricting his comments to a few breezy thoughts here and there. He loves games, and he knows, in his collegiate way, that we all love games too. The future is coming! The future is now. He plays with his cuffs, he checks his pocket square. He does a lovely thing with his hands that makes him look like he is shelling peanuts and tossing the husks to the wind. And then he is gone, into the wings while the games take center stage. He doesn't call us "sport", but it is implied. We all know what this is about. We are all here for the same reason.

It's a biker post-apocalypse in Sony Bend Studio's Days Gone

"The broken road is all that's left."

We finally know what Sony's Bend Studio - former home of Syphon Filter and the Vita Uncharted games - has been up to recently. It's making an epic, cinematic, post-apocalyptic survival game with a biker hero called Days Gone.