Days Gone has been delayed by Sony Bend, citing multiple issues with the game and it’s original release window.
In a post on the PlayStation blog detailing multiple games’ release timelines, SIEA marketing vice president Asad Qizilbash explained that Sony Bend would need more time to polish the game and make it more enjoyable to play. This is probably a good choice as there’s also a bunch of other high-profile releases in that month as well. So to avoid being pushed out of the market during release, Sony Bend are pushing the game a bit. Anthem, Crackdown 3, and Metro Exodus are all slated to come out on the same week of the original date, so it’s not even a tough call.
While the title was originally meant to launch on February 22, 2019, it has now been pushed to April 26, 2019. There’s also another reason the game may have been pushed. According to preview impressions from around the web, some outlets were pretty unimpressed with the gameplay and it’s potential for fun. Combining this with the nervous message sent by shifting the store date due to stiff competition makes me more than a bit anxious about what the final product in Days Gone will look like.
The overall gameplay does seem interesting though. With chaotic hordes of zombies and mutants looking to rip anything with a pulse to shreds, all set against a post-apocalyptic backdrop, there’s plenty of potential. The game also includes a fast pace and a very open-ended structure to entice players being quick on their feet and decisive.
Days Gone will be exclusive to PlayStation 4.