With E3 a little over two months away, rumors and leaks will be coming out of the woodwork about some of the biggest titles set to release within the next two years. Earlier this week, an image of a potential Destiny 2 release date surfaced and was later confirmed by Bungie with the official release date matching the leaked date. Today’s supposed leak involves the PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone.
Over the last few years, retailers leaking games before the official announcement has become a normal occurrence for the industry; these leaks could potentially be the reason why developers are releasing games before they are fully complete. Earlier, it was discovered that Australian retailer GamesOnly had on their website that Days Gone was scheduled to be released on August 22nd. Although there is no official announcement by Sony regarding Days Gone, the unofficial release date seems probable due to it being on a Tuesday and the fact that Days Gone has been in production for a while now.
Days Gone is set in a post-apocalyptic open world where the player must scavenge and hunt in order to survive. Days Gone was announced during Sony’s press conference last year during E3 2016 and after seeing the game in person, it will be exciting to see what has changed or been improved over the last year. Below is an overview of Days Gone’s setting and main gameplay features.
“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?
This is a brutal world, where everyone and everything is struggling to survive – but hopefully, the trailer shows that the game is about more than that. It’s about desperation, hope, transformation, loss, madness, discovery, friendship, exploration, brotherhood, regret and love. In the end, Days Gone is about what makes us human. It’s about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy, we find a reason to live. Hope never dies.
Expansive Open World Action – Exemplifying truly free-form gameplay, [Bend] offers freedom to explore, strategize and play “your way” in the vast high-desert of the Pacific Northwest. The hazardous environments, filled with carved out ridges, mountains, caves, cliffs mines and river basins, deliver a breathtaking backdrop to an equally diverse style of gameplay.
Emergent Gameplay – Featuring fully explorable environments and dynamic AI enemies, players will rely on their own abilities to strategize, craft weapons and tools, explore the world, and engage in combat. With almost every car, building and environment searchable, [Bend] delivers emergent gameplay possibilities, making a player’s approach to combat and discovery a vital part of the experience.
Stunning, Dynamic Graphics – Using the power of PlayStation 4 and Unreal Engine 4, Bend Studio has developed a high volume of rendering and gameplay technology to deliver an incredibly realistic open world experience. Realistic weather effects, such as rain, wind, snow and day-night cycles impact the gameplay. The game’s lighting is all real-time and reacts dynamically, the way the human iris does, as players move from one location to the next.”
What surprises does Sony have to show us at E3 2017 involving Days Gone, God of War, Death Stranding, and Detroit: Become Human? Are you excited to see what else they have to reveal? Is there anything you are excited to see at E3 2017? Let us know in the comment section down below and we might be able to get a sneak peek to share with you after E3.