The Lost and the Infected
Sony has now released a trailer and some game play footage of their new exclusive: Days Gone. The title is being developed by Bend Studios, the team that last brought you Uncharted: The Golden Abyss. The game resembles The Last of Us in a number of ways including its obvious focus on story and cinematic elements and it’s plot, in which you are trying to survive the aftermath of a global pandemic that has turned humans into feral zombie-like creatures. Here’s the trailer.
John Garvin (creative director of Bend Studios) posted on the PlayStation blog describing the game
“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?”
You can read more of the blog post here.
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