Days of Gone director Jeff Ross regretted on Twitter that Sony decided to cancel the sequel to the 2019 title … because it had already been in stores for a month.
It always hurts when the game is on. But it hurts much more with the success of his predecessor. This happened with Days Gone, a world exclusive that was released four years ago on PS4. You already know that Sony canceled its sequel, at the expense of a new IP.
It’s not the first time we’ve talked about Days of Aby 2, and it won’t be the last. The original title received good numbers upon release on PS4 (even after two years on PC), which Jeff Ross, the game’s director, lamented a few months ago.
What? It’s very simple: Sony has given the green light to a sequel to Ghost of Tsushima, whose hunt was similar to those days of Gone. However, the company did not give this opportunity to Bend Studio.
The controversial decision led to the departure of Jeff Ross, director of Abie’s days, and the electronic desk. Over time, 90 SIE employees left the study.
Bend Studio is now celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new IP on the way that we were hoping to see at the PlayStation Showcase. But there is no developer.
Days Gone 2 is now in our hands
As it is. After the celebration of the PlayStation Showcase, the director of Days Gone tweeted that went around the world in the last few hours. Many gamers regretted that Sony canceled this sequel.
According to Jeff Ross, Days Gone 2 would have been released next month in April 2023, if the development had not been short.
That’s why Ross is sad because he can’t imagine that his precious Days Gone 2 could be a part of this kind of event. Remember that it is now part of Crystal Dynamics.
“‘These (PlayStation Showcase) shows are a little delayed, because they just remind me that we could have gone 2 months ago if we had stuck to it.’
Jeff Ross’ followers asked him if Days Gone 2 could rise from its ashes. The director of Bend Studio is clear about it: very few are good.
Mainly because a lot of time has passed, and also because Bend Studio lost 90 employees to develop the sequel.
In addition, Jeff Ross confirms that Sony does not care about Days Gone. The company did not see an IP bet for the season, despite the good sales of the original title.
We’ll never know what Day of the Dead 2 will bring, Ross talks about the new open world mechanics that made the post-apocalyptic environments more beautiful and rich in detail.
True mercy. After this board, Studio (now without Jeff Ross) is working on a new open world IP, with more elements, and delivers some aspects of Days Gone. Will this summer be announced at the Summer Sports Festival?