Days Gone 2 could've released last month, says director
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The tale of Days Gone 2 is one that gets sadder and sadder the more is revealed about it.
For those unfamiliar, Bend Studio’s post-apocalyptic action-adventure game was supposed to get a sequel, back in the day. However, in 2021 it was reported that despite the game’s success, Sony turned down a pitch for the sequel back in 2019. Since then, fans have been begging for Sony to reconsider to little avail.
Take a look at the story trailer for Days Gone below.
If you were already disappointed about Days Gone 2 being, uh, gone, this latest update from the original game’s director is going to add some serious salt to the wound. As Push Square reports, following last night’s PlayStation Showcase presentation, Jeff Ross tweeted: “I get a little bummed out from these PlayStation Showcase shows because they only remind me we could [have] had Days Gone 2 out a month ago if we'd have just stuck to our guns.”
I get a little bummed out from these #PlayStationShowcase shows because they only remind me we could of had Days Gone 2 out a month ago if we'd have just stuck to our guns.— Jeff Ross (@JakeRocket) May 25, 2023
What’s more, in the same thread, Ross teased that the sequel would have boasted “cool world systems to create some great emergent gameplay”, and it honestly hurts to think about the fact that we were robbed of it. When asked why he and the team can’t still push for it to happen, he replied: “Too much time has passed, and over 90 people from the original team have left the studio. And Sony just doesn't seem to care for it.”
Understandably, Days Gone fans are gutted: “Bums me out just reading your post. Especially if they would have stuck to the co-op feature it would have been amazing,” Twitter user @JD52436357 replied. “I was so excited for a sequel after getting the Plat, Days Gone 2 would have been incredible,” added @KalidusX.
Even though all seems lost, Ross added that there’s still “a chance” that the sequel could happen one day, even though he claims that the odds of it happening are “one in a million”.