PlayStation 4 exclusive open-world zombie biker slaughter fest Days Gone has seen its release date shifted back. Allegedly to add ‘further polish to Days Gone’, the delay means the game will release on April 26th 2019 rather than the original date of February 22nd 2019.
All things considered the delay isn’t too long and in many ways may prove to work in Days Gone’s favor as it no longer needs to compete with other big games like Anthem and Metro Exodus on a uncommonly busy release day. Furthermore, a couple of extra months to iron out any issues always works out to the benefit of players. That being said, Days Gone was originally penciled in for 2018 and another delay does erode confidence in a title that was announced way back in 2015.
In the PlayStation.Blog post announcing the news, it says Bend, the studio developing Days Gone, is nevertheless ‘eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans’, the hope being the delay will produce some markedly noticeable improvements for what is already among the most anticipated games of 2019.
A succinct description of Days Gone is also provided for those who aren’t yet acquainted: ‘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.’