Why no Days Gone 2 for PS5? Sony decision still baffles game director

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Days Gone’s director, Jeff Ross, says that, despite the game’s sales success, he and his team were made to feel it was a disappointment.

He explains on Twitter that, by the time he left Sony, Days Gone had been around for over a year and a half, and had managed to garner over eight million sales. Since then, it has sold another million thanks to its release on PC via Steam.

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“Local studio management always made us feel like it was a huge disappointment,” says Ross, agreeing to a reply saying it was strange. Sony never agreed to the sequel,

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Is Sony playing favorites?

Ross’s comments came in response to news that Ghost of Tsushima has now sold over 8 million copies. Developer Soccer Punch Productions put out a celebratory tweetThanks to the players for their support.

It achieved this goal in roughly the same amount of time (perhaps slightly less) than Days Gone, yet clearly gave Bend Studio little reason to celebrate. Ross also says that while Days Gone sales We’re not as strong as God of War, nor were Ghost of Tsushima or Death Stranding, both of which are more lovingly treated by Sony.

Some suspect that Sony was more concerned with the critical reception of Days Gone. Although reviews were generally positive, it received a slightly mixed response from critics, with the PlayStation 4 version having an average Metacritic score of 71. Ross clarifies that the misery he and the team suffered was over. game sales, not the review score.

canceled sequel

Last April, Bloomberg reported that Bend Studios offered a Days Gone sequel for Sony, but it was ultimately rejected due to the reception and long development time of the first game.

Instead two teams were tasked with assisting Naughty Dog, one with a multiplayer project and the other on an unannounced Uncharted game, but this prompted several staff members to leave because they did not want to see Bend become a satellite studio. Were.

The remaining employees asked to step down from the unannounced project, which Sony accepted, leaving Bend to work on his point – apparently unrelated to Days Gone.

News of Sony rejecting a sequel did not sit well with fans, who filed a petition demanding the company approve Days Gone 2. At the time of writing, it has reached over 140,000 signatures, although Sony has yet to issue a response. ,



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