Sony has just announced a delay for Days Gone. The game will no longer release in February, according to Sony. Days Gone release date is now April 26, 2018, due to a crowded February release window.
Delaying a game to avoid a head-on collision with some of the other heavy hitters is a smart business move. However, it doesn’t look good as it shows lack of faith in the project. Especially, when you combine this with the lack of hype and marketing campaign pushing the game. EA did something similar to Battlefield V.
Battlefield 5 is delated to November in order to avoid collision with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Black Ops 4. Battlefield 5 originally planned to take on both of these juggernauts but after backlash over its political agenda, EA decided to push it November, making it one of the few Battlefield games to release in November.
Days Gone on the other hand had a crowded window where games like Anthem, Anno, Crackdown 3, and others.
We want to share a change in release date for this highly anticipated title from Bend Studio. We recently decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February timeframe to April 26, 2019. While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone.
As PlayStation fans already know, Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the high-desert of the Pacific Northwest. Traversing harsh landscapes on their drifter bike, players must fight for resources as they attempt to survive broken roads, unpredictable weather, attacks from other human factions, infected wildlife and roaming Freakers — a brutal, dynamic world that is dangerous both day and night.
Days Gone release date is now two months late, hopefully, this extra time will also be used to further polish the experience.