Days Gone has been out for nearly three years, and, like Ghost of Tsushima, is on track to breaking the ten million sales milestone. But with the latter going on to harness more of Sony’s support, we do have to question the lack of faith the gaming giant has in the open world zombie hit.
Comparing the two games on Twitter, Days Gone director Jeff Ross said that, despite the game selling millions of copies, “local studio management” made the developers feel like “it was a big disappointment”, whereas Ghost of Tsushima received the platinum treatment, and is currently expected to grace the big screen in the near future.
“At the time I left Sony, Days Gone had been out for a year and a half (and a month), and sold over 8 million copies,” Ross posted on Twitter. “It’s since gone on to sell more, and then a million+ on Steam. Local studio management always made us feel like it was a big disappointment”.
What could have been…
According to Ross, Days Gone was to have a sequel. With an image already in mind, the underdog gem was set to continue Deacon’s story arc. But apparently, the sequel is incredibly unlikely to ever happen. Whether it’s to do with Sony’s lack of support is another question, though it probably doesn’t help the situation.
Anyway, even without Sony to back the game, Days Gone still managed to rake in a healthy share of sales in 2019, and even waltzed away with an award for the Best Storytelling at The Game Awards. So, hardly a commercial failure.
But what’s your take? Do you think Sony should have supported Bend Studio more than it let on? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.
You can pick up Days Gone on both PlayStation and PC.