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Days Gone Rides to PS4 February 22

Bend Studio reveals new details about Days Gone, the open-world action game where the world comes for you.

John Garvin's Avatar Posted by Creative Director, Bend Studio

Over the past month, we have been showing a ton of new gameplay from Days Gone – giving more insight into who Deacon is, the state world, and what it takes to survive within that world. We have also been reading your comments and have noticed a common question continues to emerge:

What is the release date for Days Gone?

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To answer that question we created a brand new trailer. Watch it at the top of this post, if you haven’t already.

In addition to revealing the release date, the trailer introduces two new animal threats: mountain lions, or cougars, and infected ravens – called Criers in our world. We see another ambush event as Marauders torch an old vehicle and roll it onto the highway trying to knock Deacon from his bike. And the video ends with Deacon running out of gas out in the middle of nowhere – a quiet moment, perhaps, but maybe the deadliest of all.

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Most important, we introduce a new enemy human faction: Rest In Peace, or R.I.P., is a cult that worships the Freakers. Rippers, as they’re known, dress like Freakers – and kill anyone who isn’t a Ripper. While they’re important to the story, Rippers are also an important part of the in-game Freaker ecology: when you get a chance to take down a Ripper camp, try bringing in a Swarm and see what happens – Rippers refuse to kill Freakers, and the results can be very entertaining.

Also, since we’re starting to introduce more of the characters you’ll meet in Days Gone, I want to formally introduce three characters you see in this trailer, two for the first time.

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William “Boozer” Gray was introduced in our first reveal trailer back in 2016, riding with Deacon on the broken road and keeping Deacon from bashing in the head of a dead Freaker. From their cuts we know they are both members – or ex members – of the Mongrels MC. So they are more than just friends — they are brothers.
Boozer is played by the immensely talented Jim Pirri. For the role of Boozer, we needed a special actor who could help us tell the story. Boozer has to be tough, cynical, and a bad ass, but his friendship and brotherhood with Deacon has to come through as well. Jim has helped turn Boozer into a compelling and very human character.

Alkai Turner (pronounced “alk-eye”) is the arms dealer at the Hotsprings survivor encampment, played by the talented Jonathan Joss.

Ada Tucker is a former prison matron who now runs the Hotsprings camp, played by the inimitable DeeDee Rescher.

These are just three of the dozens of characters you will meet throughout the Days Gone story – which we’ll be talking more about as we get closer to launch.

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Oh yeah – launch date. As promised and as revealed in our new trailer, we are excited to announce the release date for Days Gone:

February 22, 2019

Bend Studio are bringing Days Gone to E3 this year with even more new gameplay, so keep an eye on this space for more news and information about the game!

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Arnosix said:

June 7th, 8:17 am

oh yeeeeeh
thats just perfect

Trendy_Kid said:

June 7th, 8:28 am

Ohhh, my birthday is in February. I will definitely be picking this up as a present for myself. =D

morhinapg said:

June 7th, 8:30 am

Why you announcing this stuff before E3?

    darkdudes_2 said:

    June 7th, 8:36 am

    Bc there is always enough conparison with tlou by people who dont want to know better. Sony should always show them seperately.

    Sanji909 said:

    June 7th, 7:37 pm

    Because Days Gone has gotten plenty of coverage from Game Informer this month. It still needed more development time, so it was delayed to February 2019. This is the same thing that happened to Horizon: Zero Dawn, and it worked out well for that game.

Naelfranca said:

June 7th, 8:30 am

Hype imenso para esse game, será que ele vem dublado para PTBR?

Naelfranca said:

June 7th, 8:35 am

hype imenso para esse game, será que ele virá dublado PTBR?

darkdudes_2 said:

June 7th, 8:35 am

7 years after the vita release I can play this gem!
Already have it pre ordered and the platin for golden abyss! :3

ReginaldX said:

June 7th, 8:42 am

Awesome!!!! Can’t wait to see if they will have a collector’s edition for this game!!!!

MNA7i-505-KSA said:

June 7th, 8:59 am

Will Days Gone support Arabic language ?

Bam4evr said:

June 7th, 9:00 am

Umm…I think this could have waited until E3, since Days Gone is going to be getting a lot of focus there.

    adrock_12 said:

    June 7th, 10:38 am

    There isn’t going to be any focus on Days Gone at this years E3 which is exactly why they announced this before …Sony already announced that out of it’s upcoming big IP’s it would focusing on Ghost Of Tsushima, Spider-Man, TLOU: Part 2 and Death Stranding. Days Gone already got enough press from the Game Informer special, and this is just adding one last little element

    Bam4evr said:

    June 7th, 12:37 pm

    It still wouldn’t have hurt to add this to E3 anyway, especially since, you just said, Days Gone has just gotten a lot of press.

    Techno_Viking- said:

    June 7th, 1:42 pm

    Actually, there’s not going to be a heavy focus on Day’s Gone there.

    Bam4evr said:

    June 7th, 4:15 pm

    That was already said.

    Bam4evr said:

    June 7th, 4:15 pm

    That was already said by the other person.

    Sanji909 said:

    June 7th, 7:44 pm

    Like someone else said, Days Gone has gotten plenty of coverage from Game Informer this month. It still needed more development time, so it has been delayed to February 2019. This is the same thing that happened to Horizon: Zero Dawn, and it worked out well for that game. Plus, if Sony wants to do another big promotional push before February and does another PlayStation Experience this year, it could happen at PSX in December.

colef10 said:

June 7th, 9:01 am

Can’t wait to finally play this one. Been waiting a long, long time to see what Bend was gonna do next!

KidCommando said:

June 7th, 9:24 am

Have to say, wasn’t really interested in Days Gone until watching this new trailer. A bit burned out on zombie games, but this looks pretty damn good. Liking all the different situations you can get caught up in, and the factions bring some freshness for sure. Count me in!!

Chet said:

June 7th, 9:35 am

Yes, but to what date will it be delayed?

    Techno_Viking- said:

    June 7th, 1:43 pm

    Hahaha. But nah, it’ll probably hit that date.

AlejoRSlayer said:

June 7th, 9:49 am

Hopefully the story wont be a generic zombie story

Killer_Nads said:

June 7th, 9:54 am

This looks great, it’s been such a long time since we’ve had a good zombie game, I think the last one was probably The Last of Us. Since then, zombie games have been hard to come by apart from the walking dead interactive story games.

Looking really forward to this game!!

Ahmedmustafah said:

June 7th, 10:27 am

Waiting for Ghost of Tsushima

lilkinglos18 said:

June 7th, 10:42 am

Hoping this would be like state of decay, but since its play station i bet its going to be better . Never switching to xbox

erlycon78 said:

June 7th, 10:53 am

This game is pre-ordered and I’m (not so) patiently waiting. Sam Witwer is a great actor and the presentation at last year’s E3 Experience has me very excited for this game. At least this gives me one reason to look forward to those long winter months. #PlayStationNation

CrusaderForever said:

June 7th, 11:24 am

Looks great! Cannot wait as I am buying this day one! Nice work!

KillerBane91 said:

June 7th, 12:42 pm

i can’t wait for this! Day 1 for me as long as i can get my PS4 fixed or a new one by then :)

elduque40_0 said:

June 7th, 1:27 pm


omegazio said:

June 7th, 2:10 pm

The Trailer was simply Amazing can’t wait.

King_Suay said:

June 7th, 2:27 pm

It would have been dope if you could create your own character but i guess ill give a try

efaa0101 said:

June 7th, 4:37 pm

Ya lo quiero! lo espero con ansias!!

mahnuggets22101 said:

June 7th, 8:18 pm

Sweet, it’s the day after my birthday

Bam4evr said:

June 7th, 8:41 pm

Well, I can’t wait to see more of this game. I’m glad there’s a release date.

Also, I just want to point out what Days Gone-designer Eric Jensen said recently:

It’s good to know that somebody thinks this. What do you say about that, Sony?

Roxas-4321 said:

June 7th, 9:45 pm

When will the previous purchases opti I need appear?

Roxas-4321 said:

June 7th, 9:45 pm

When will the pre purchases option appear?

Abrahamlincolntw said:

June 7th, 11:36 pm

Days Gone looks amazing!
And when I say “looks amazing” I’m talking about the story, graphics, characters, gameplay mechanics, you name it. This game has it all! I’d also like to mention that the release date feels right, so good job on that. It’ll be nice to have something to look forward to at the beginning of a new year.

Thirst8812 said:

June 8th, 4:47 am

I been waiting for this game for what feels like forever!!!

Strangeheaven said:

June 8th, 6:26 am

Let’s hope the bike and rider animations are fixed by the time the game gets released.

Welmosca said:

June 9th, 1:47 am

It’s nice to see a release date for Day’s Gone,been lookin forward to it since the announcement and damn that trailer was great.Had to cancel ma pre-order due to backlog but I might pre-order it again cuz damn I wanna play Day’s Gone.Lookin forward to more gameplay at E3.

cybercam said:

June 17th, 11:12 am

This is the game that is more tailored for me, I will be buying this game on day one! I’m passing on ND’s TLOU2 game (for the first time since Sony acquired them) as that game is not made for me, which is ok. As long as there’s other options I have no problems.
Days Gone looks really good and I can’t wait to play it. I’m wondering if there will be a multiplayer?

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