Days Gone is coming to TGS 2018, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment. Players at the event will experience the game in full. After E3 2018, this would be the first time Days Gone will be playable during a gaming event.
The marketing around this game has been strange as Sony seems to not care about its release. The concept is generic which could be why Sony isn’t pushing it. However, if the implementation and story are good, it may turn out to be a hit; mouth to mouth marketing is still the strongest tool in 2018.
Sony did something similar with Horizon Zero Dawn. The company didn’t market it aggressively and trusted its quality to speak for itself. As we now know, Zero Dawn is one of the biggest Sony hits both in terms of commercial revenue and critical acclaim.
Days Gone is set in a post-apocalyptic world, a zombie-infested universe. Decon, our main lead, will explore the secrets of the world and try to survive by not only taking on the zombies but human gangs as well.
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.
TGS 2018 is packed with amazing content from Sony. The full TGS lineup includes Death Stranding, Devil May Cry V, and a bunch of Vita games.