E3 2016: Days Gone Not Far Gone

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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SIE Bend Studio, one of Sony’s developers that’s been MIA for a number of years now, just announced their brand new IP Days Gone for PS4. The game features a fractured motorcycle gang, bro friendships, nostalgia over lost loves and of course, the apocalypse. Surprisingly no zombies were shown in the trailer which probably was an intentional move to bring more mystery and intrigue to the new title.

Days Gone

People in hazmat suits are shown as well as rows of body bags; the narration of the rover protagonist even mentions how there were too many bodies for the government to deal with. It’s not clear if the game is going to be a third person shooter but the presence of guns throughout the trailer seems to hint towards that direction as well as the (anti?) hero being a bounty hunter and mercenary. It should be interesting to see what the possible 4 years of development time has brought Days Gone and we’ll be there to reveal what lies in those body bags once we find out. (Update: at the end of Sony’s E3 presentation a live demo playthrough of Days Gone was shown and there are indeed zombies, dozens of them… possibly even hundreds. This made the number of zombies in Dead Rising seem like poorly attended concert at the local dive bar.)

Days Gone

About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.