Sony debuted a brand new IP from Sony Bend coming out for the PS4 called Days Gone. If you get a The Last of Us vibe, don’t worry. Many of us did. There are zombie-like creatures, but this time they’re more of the the World War Z variety. They swarm in an endless ocean of bodies which looks absolutely terrifying. The game features what looks a biker protagonist in a linear/open world setting in the wake of a post apocalyptic event.
From the PlayStation blog:
Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic has killed almost everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. In the demo you saw two types of Freaks – Newts, which were adolescents when infected, are opportunistic hunters, preferring to hit and run from the shadows; and a Horde. Made up of hundreds of individual Freakers, Hordes eat, move and attack together, almost as one. Some Hordes roam the highways at night, while others, like the one in the demo, have found a food source that keeps it in a single location. Skills learned in his prior life as an outlaw biker have given Deacon a slight edge in the seemingly never-ending fight to stay alive. But will it be enough?
The announcement trailer is of the garden variety but after the conference ended they debuted the actual game play which had me and Im sure many a viewer, on the edge of their seat. Although this looks similar to things we’ve seen before, it leaves us with a lot of questions. I’m excited for more news on the game as it’s definitely something to watch out for.
Here’s the announcement trailer:
Now if you managed to get through that, check out the real gameplay below:
For more upcoming news on Days Gone and E3 2016, stay tuned.