Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the Bend Studio’s developed post-apocalyptic adventure Days Gone will be delayed from its February 22, 2019 release date to a new April 26, 2019 date.
The Sony first party exclusive, Days Gone, has been long anticipated by fans after being first revealed at E3 2016, but they’ll just have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the game. In a statement Sony Interactive Entertainment America marketing vice president Asad Quzilbash released-via the PlayStation Blog:
We want to share a change in release date for this highly anticipated title from Bend Studio. We recently decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February time frame to April 26, 2019. While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone.
As PlayStation fans already know, Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the high-desert of the Pacific Northwest. Traversing harsh landscapes on their drifter bike, players must fight for resources as they attempt to survive broken roads, unpredictable weather, attacks from other human factions, infected wildlife and roaming Freakers — a brutal, dynamic world that is dangerous both day and night.
In the past, Sony hasn’t looked too kindly on first party studios who delay their projects, such as Evolution Studio’s Driveclub, but this is an entirely different situation…right?
You can watch a trailer from Day Gone below:
Author’s take: I don’t mind delays, but I know publishers who see their money decreasing over the years of development without seeing a return care. I’m hoping that Bend Studio continue to develop games, but only time will tell.
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