Bend Studio, the development team behind Days Gone, is excited to reveal its major PS5 game. Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game released in 2019 for PS4, with a PC version launching in 2021. Days Gone received generally mixed reviews from critics, although its user score is way higher on Metacritic for both PS4 and PC versions.
Days Gone appears to have been a sales success, as it was confirmed to have sold over 8 million copies since its release on PS4, with additional million-plus units sold on Steam. Despite the strong sales, Sony reportedly did not go ahead with a sequel to Days Gone, resulting in fans starting a petition with over 200,000 signatures at the time of this writing. While Bend Studio may not be working on a Days Gone sequel, it cannot wait to show players the current game in development.
A new tweet from Bend Studio confirms that the studio is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year. The team wanted to thank gamers for their continued support throughout this period, from the Syphon Filter games to Days Gone. Bend Studio ends the note by stating that it cannot wait to show users the next game it’s working on.
As it has been four years since Days Gone originally launched, some fans are probably wondering about Bend Studio’s next game. A rumor from 2021 indicated that an Uncharted spin-off title may have been in development at Bend Studio before getting canceled. Bend Studio released Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the PS Vita in 2011, so it does have some experience with the franchise, but it looks like this supposed game was completely shut down as the team commented on its future project a year later.
In 2022, Bend Studio confirmed that it’s working on a new IP that builds upon the open-world systems introduced in Days Gone. This new game has a multiplayer component, but not much else is known about its features or gameplay elements.
Fans may not have to wait long to see the new IP from Bend Studio, as Sony is hosting a special PlayStation Showcase event on May 24. Bend Studio may decide to reveal its new game at the event, but that has yet to be confirmed. Sony has also confirmed that the show will be just over an hour long, featuring games from first-party studios, third-party partners, and indie developers.