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Days Gone trilogy plans confirmed by developer

Days Gone trilogy plans confirmed by developer

Will we get a Days Gone sequel?

It seems that Days Gone might forever be Sony’s forgotten child despite fans desperate to see a sequel after being left on a cliffhanger from the original game.

Days Gone was initially released for the PlayStation 4 in 2019. Despite the game showing signs of promise, it struggled to perform on PS4 with its demand of hundreds of freakers (aka zombies) being on the screen at a single time on the ageing console. Some gamers were also put off by its slow-burn story.

Check out the Days Gone trailer below!

However, the experience of Days Gone improved greatly with the free new-gen update on PlayStation 5 in 2020 boasting an improved 4K resolution and targeted 60 frames per second. Days Gone also benefited from a PC release in 2021 which came with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a high-end gaming system.

Sadly, in terms of a sequel, it seems that Sony has no intention of greenlighting the project despite fans forming a passionate petition pleading for it to happen. The dismissiveness from Sony is even more baffling when you consider that Days Gone has shifted a reported and respectable, eight million copies.

Yet despite the unwillingness to greenlight Days Gone 2, the former game director at Bend Studio, John Garvin revealed plans on Twitter to release a trilogy. “I wrote a cliffhanger into the ending of Days Gone with the full intention of there being a trilogy (NOT just a sequel),” said Garvin replying to a fan.

In another tweet, Garvin revealed that he had worked on a pitch for Days Gone 2 for weeks, which included a script draft, a map and concept art. Yet, it seems that no matter how small, Garvin still has a glimmer of hope that we might at least get a sequel.

“Maybe in a couple of years when the IP is gathering dust and they’re sure they’re done with it, they'll [Sony] licence it to other devs… but again, not holding my breath,” he tweeted. “If nothing else I’d love to write a novel or graphic novel, so at least you fans would get closure to the cliffhanger.”

Even though I never warmed to it initially, I loved my playthrough of Days Gone, so much so that I got a platinum trophy for it and I would love to see a sequel. Sadly, however, much like John Garvin, I won’t be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

For the time being at least, we just have to make do with playing the original Days Gone on PC and PlayStation.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: Days Gone, Sony, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5