Sony Bend Expands to Over 100 Developers For Days Gone
Announced back at E3 2016, Sony Bend’s Days Gone has been under wraps for a year now. The game failed to generate any sort of meaningful buzz and there were rumors of its cancellation running around. However, work on the game is going full-steam, Sony is backing the Sony Bend’s title and isn’t ready to give up on it.
Sony Bend expanded its 45 man team to 103 for the development of this game. The Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Bend Studio is also moving its office to currently under development Crane Shed Commons, the 50,000-square-foot, in the heart of Industrial Way. Crane Shed Commons is the first Class A office space to be built in Bend in about 10 years.
According to Studio Director Chris Reese, they do not plan to downsize the studio after the game is out in the market. The studio is now one of Sony’s leading developers and will continue to work on high-end projects post-Days Gone. Sony Bend’s new $966,560 should get the creative juices flowing for the next project. As for Days Gone, Sony Bend will show Days Gone at E3 2017 again and this time, a release date may accompany the trailer considering how long Bend has been working on it.
Sony’s E3 2017 press event will showcase the company’s exclusive lineup. Games like The Last of Us Part 2, Death Stranding, Hellblade, and more will be there.
Days Gone is rumored to release sometime next year for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K and HDR support. For more on Days Gone, stay-tuned!
Source: The BendBulletin