Days Gone is an upcoming open world action-adventure game being developed by SIE Bend Studio for the PlayStation 4. It was first revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment at E3 2016 on June 13, 2016. It will be the first intellectual property created by Bend Studio since Syphon Filter in 1999 and the first home console game developed by the studio since Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow in 2010.
Days Gone is an action-adventure game played from the third-person view. Players control Deacon St. John (Sam Witwer), a Drifter and former bounty hunter who prefers to live a dangerous life on the road over living in wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic occurred which killed almost all of humanity, but transformed millions of others into “Freakers”, mindless zombie-like creatures that are quickly evolving. In the E3 2016 stage demo of the game, two types of “Freakers” were revealed, Newts and Hordes.
As the game is set in an open world, players are allowed to use multiple ways to complete objectives, such as utilizing stealth and taking the aggressive approach. Players can also craft new items to improve combat efficiency.