Days Gone is an upcoming action-adventure survival horror video game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. The game uses Unreal Engine 4.
Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror game set in a post-apocalyptic open world, played from a third-person perspective. The player controls Deacon St. John (Sam Witwer), a former outlaw-turned-drifter and bounty hunter who prefers life on the road to wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, and transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving. In the E3 2016 stage demo, two types of “Freakers” were revealed, Newts and Hordes. In the E3 2017 stage demo, infected animals such as bears and wolves were revealed to also comprise the “Freakers”, and human enemies are revealed to be featured in the game as well.
Days Gone went into full production in January 2015. The game is in development using Unreal Engine 4. John Garvin is the creative director and writer of the game, and Jeff Ross is the game director. The game was scheduled to be released on February 22, 2019, but was delayed to April 26, 2019, to allow the development team to polish the game. Announced via Twitter, development studio Bend confirmed Days Gone‘s gold status in a celebratory tweet and accompanying photo.
- Action-adventure games
- Horror video games
- Open world video games
- PlayStation 4 games
- PlayStation 4 Pro enhanced games
- PlayStation 4-only games
- Post-apocalyptic video games
- Sony Interactive Entertainment games
- Survival video games
- Third-person shooters
- Upcoming video games scheduled for 2019
- Video games about viral outbreaks
- Zombie video games
- Unreal Engine games