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E3 2016: Sony Announces New Open-World Survival Game, Days Gone

One of Sony's many surprises during its E3 press conference today was Days Gone, a new post-apocalyptic zombie game. It looks a little bit like The Last of Us, in that there are zombie-like creatures, except this game features a biker protagonist. The gameplay Sony showed off of it makes it seem like few other zombie games that have come before. 

You can watch the gameplay demo of the game below.

In the gameplay demo, the Freakers attacked Deacon in massive hordes, swarming through the environment. According to the PlayStation Blog, they "eat, move, and attack together, almost as one."

As for the background story of the game, you can view it below (via 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?

Sony's Scott Rhode said last year that Sony Bend had been working on a number of ideas before landing on a job that the studio could "start massaging it" into a full project, and earlier in 2015 Bend's technical director Christopher Reese said the studio's next title would "blow people away."

Yeah, they were right. This game has literally blown me away! Days Gone looks fascinating, like a cross between the swarms of World War Z and the tense, dark tone of The Last of Us. Here's hoping that the game will be released next year.

Days Gone Announcement Trailer:

 

Related Game(s): The Last of Us

6/15/2016 2:26:37 AM Drew Constantino

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slow and smart
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 8:20:19 AM
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Glad that you made an article about this game Drew,
i like apocalyptic games,this one looked just great and yes i'm also hoping for a release next year[this year i have more than enough games to play].

i wasn't paying attention what was said/showed before this game was showed and i really thought that this was The last of us 2 [with the monsters/zombies coming at ya like in world war z] lol:i'm happy,because the last of us 2 isn't announced and i really wanted it,but now w'll get this one.




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slow and smart
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 8:55:01 AM

[before e3 i did mention an ps4 exclusive called"the dead don't ride" but it is called Days Gone,better name indeed]

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Godslim
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 12:39:59 PM
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Looks pretty damn good I look forward to this one!

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Temjin001
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 12:50:33 PM
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The swarms of zombies falling over each other trying to get to you made me laugh.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 1:37:59 PM
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something something something apocalypse...

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 2:24:37 PM
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Might get this since I have not played any of the zombie games out besides TLoU which isn't your normal zombie game...

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Hexen
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 2:49:53 PM
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Looks interesting but I need to see more, this could be Sony's answer to Microsoft's Dead Rising.

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trinichinese
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 11:16:00 PM
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this looks good, very interesting and seem by game play it's seem to be open world . and from what i have been reading the creatures are not zombies but infected crazy some thing like will smith movie , Iam legend

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Toddinator2004
Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 2:40:34 PM
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Im not usually one to say too many games need co-op but can you imagine traversing these beautiful landscapes on bikes with a buddy or two with the occasional river of zombies pouring acrossed the street. Sounds like a unique experience

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