Sony has provided updates on its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive; Days gone has been delayed to April 2019. The game was previously scheduled to be released on February 22 but now the new release date is on 26 April, 2019.
In a statement by Sony, they said that this was done I order to get out of a busy period and give developer Sony Bend some time to improve the title. SIEA marketing vice president Asad Qizilbash said in a Blogpost:
We want to share a change in release date for this highly anticipated title from Bend Studio. We recently decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February timeframe to April 26, 2019. While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone.
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.
Days Gone was revealed at E3 2016 and it features the unique horde mentality of the game’s zombie-like enemies. It is an open world adventure that sees player taking control of a motorbike riding Deacon St. John who is attempting to survive in a disease ridden wasteland.
Days Gone previous launch date of February 22, 2019 would have meant that the game would be coming head to head with EA’s Anthem and Deep Silver’s Metro Exodus. However, since we haven’t seen much of Anthem as well, it would not be surprising if that gets delayed as well.
Days Gone has been delayed for just over a month, what are your thoughts on the delay? Post your comments below.