Days Gone 2 Plans Rumoured to Have Been Canned by Sony

Rumoured plans for a sequel to Days Gone have reportedly been rejected by Sony, due to the first game’s lengthy development and subsequent mixed critical reception (our review was one of the higher scores the game received). Apparently, Oregon-based team Bend Studio had been concocting Days Gone 2, but its pitch to Sony proved unsuccessful.

That’s according to “people familiar with the proposal,” Bloomberg reports, with one team at Sony Bend assigned to Naughty Dog to aid work on a multiplayer game, and a second team was tasked with work on a new Uncharted title, under Naughty Dog’s supervision. Certain staff members unhappy with the arrangement decided to depart Bend Studio, with fears the teams could be absorbed into Naughty Dog.

Leadership requested removal from the Uncharted project, and as of last month are reportedly working on an entirely new game. The same report reckons that a remake of The Last of Us for PS5 could also be in the offing, and these details regarding Days Gone 2 have a ring of truth to them, not least due to Bend Studio senior creatives John Garvin and Jeff Ross announcing that they’d left in December 2020.

Days Gone is currently available as part of April’s PlayStation Plus line-up, alongside Oddworld: Soulstorm for PS5 and Zombie Army 4: Dead War. You can also play Days Gone on PS5 with Game Boost adding 4K resolution at 60fps, and PS4 to PS5 save data transfer.

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