Sony has announced an intriguing new IP, under the name of Days Gone. The protagonist seems to be a biker, with a mysterious and exciting past for us to delve into whenever the game arrives.
Initially the game seems similar to The Last of Us, with strange zombie-inspired creatures and supposedly, enemies. Post-apocalyptic games have always been a huge hit with gamers, and this one looks like it could build a decent fan base.
Here is some information about the game from the PlayStation blog:
Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments. The game takes place two years after a global pandemic has killed almost everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. In the demo you saw two types of Freaks – Newts, which were adolescents when infected, are opportunistic hunters, preferring to hit and run from the shadows; and a Horde. Made up of hundreds of individual Freakers, Hordes eat, move and attack together, almost as one. Some Hordes roam the highways at night, while others, like the one in the demo, have found a food source that keeps it in a single location. Skills learned in his prior life as an outlaw biker have given Deacon a slight edge in the seemingly never-ending fight to stay alive. But will it be enough?
A 10 minute long gameplay video was removed from YouTube shorty after it was posted, but it did divulge some information. It looks like the game will include typical post-apocalyptic game necessities such as zombie hordes, salvaging, and lots of fighting.
Catch your first look at Days Gone below in the Announce Trailer.