Days Gone Will Release in 2018 According to Shu Yoshida; More Info on the Game Shared

Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida gives a 2018 release window for Days Gone, sharing more info about the game.

on December 9, 2017 1:44 AM

Today during the PlayStation Experience opening presentation Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida talked about SIE Bend Studio’s┬áDays Gone.

First of all, Yoshida-san mentioned that Days Gone will come in 2018. This is the first time that a Sony executive actually announces a release year for the game.

Yoshida-san has been playing the title. While it’s not playable at PlayStation experience, it’s playable internally from start to end, and it’s currently in the phase in which developers are applying tweaks and polish, and doing playtesting. It’s a “big game,” and there is a lot of focus on storytelling. Yet, it’s still an action game where players can approach each situation in different ways.

Interestingly, we heard that there were conversations internally about the game possibly overlapping with The Last of Us Part II. The folks at Bend and developers at Naughty Dog had those conversations to make sure that the games went in different enough directions. According to Yoshida-san they are indeed different.

If you want to see more of Days Gone, you can check out a demo showcased at E3 2017, an alternate playthrough of the same area. You can also enjoy a few lovely screenshots.

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