Days Gone Delayed Until April 2019 for Further Polish
SIEA Marketing Vice President Asad Qizilbash released frustrating news for players that were chomping at the bit to experience Days Gone in February of 2019. Besides February being a crowded time frame, Bend Studio realized that they needed to “take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone.” The news comes from a PlayStation Blog post that indicates Days Gone will now release on April 26, 2019. In regards to the delay, Qizilbash reminds that Days Gone is an ambitious undertaking for developer Bend Studio:
“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.
This is the second (third, fourth?) set of delays the game has received, with the last being from March of this year to February 22, 2019. At this point, fans invested in experiencing the game in its most polished state must be immune to this type of news. Days Gone has floated on and off the radar of horror gaming news since its first E3 trailer in 2016. Demos and more trailers followed, which showed the progress being made on the game, including impressive horde AI and lots and lots of gruff bikers. But news throughout the Days Gone development process has been incremental at best and snail’s pace at worst with its lack of varied enemy encounters and locations. Our hand-wringing and side-eye regarding delays continues as we ponder what’s going on behind the scenes.