Days Gone, the upcoming PS4 exclusive, has been in and out of the news for the past couple of years. However, the game is reportedly shaping up insofar that the endless delays have ceased for the most part and April 26th, 2019 seems to be the official launch date. As of now, Sony and Bend Studios took to PAX South to show off Days Gone’s features such as zombie count and more.
Sporting a tough biker and bounty hunter as the protagonist known as Deacon St. John, players will assume the role of this individual in a “brutal struggle for survival” while “searching for a reason to live” in an open world of despair.
Although the game holds features found in a typical zombie survival title, the journey contains varying missions and side-quests to break up any monotony. Additionally, the game is said to take players roughly 30-hours to complete, but that’s only if the “golden path” isn’t obstructed by something else going on in the world according to creative director John Garvin.
If that sounds like fun to you, the new video or demo build captured at PAX South displays five-minutes of Eric Jensen, the Lead Open World Designer at Bend Studio, trying to kite the zombies or “Freakers” while dwindling their numbers.
Although a large portion of the video focuses on zombie kiting and dispersion, small interesting tidbits such as a slow-mo Dead Eye function is shown, upgrading Deacon’s arsenal is mentioned where we learn that player weapons can penetrate objects and extended magazines are a thing.
I don’t know if this will be like this at launch, but Jensen claims that over 300 zombies and more can be on the screen. The video shows that running, and gunning won’t solve most issues but tactical planning to avoid the near 300 Freakers is a vital plan.
Anyway, if you want to, you can check out the new video that IGN posted showing the latest build of Days Gone right here:
Lastly, I know the IGN video shows an “M” rating of “Blood and Gore,” “Intense Violence,” “Nudity,” Strong Language,” Strong Sexual Content,” and “Use of Drugs,” but the game’s official rating looks a bit different. The real rating on playstation.com displays “Blood and Gore,” “Drug Reference,” “Intense Violence,” “Sexual Themes” and “Strong Language.”