During Sony's 2016 E3 PlayStation conference, a brand new original game was announced: Days Gone. Here's what we know about the PS4 exclusive so far.

When is the release date?

Neither developer Bend Studio nor Sony have confirmed a release date for Days Gone which debuted at E3 2016. It's possible that we'll see the game before the end of 2017 (29 December is a date that has been bandied about) but the release date is still showing as "TBC" on the PlayStation website, post E3 2017 additions.

You can already pre-order Days Gone from various retailers including Game where it costs £49.99. 

And in case you skipped past the intro and didn't already know, it's ONLY available on PS4 (and PS4 Pro). 

What is the gameplay like?

Days Gone is set in a post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. It's probably easiest to think of it as the game you'd get if you crossed The Last of Us with Sons of Anarchy, since the main protaganist, Deacon St. John, is a biker. 

Days Gone release date gameplay trailer

The story takes place two years after a "global pandemic has killed almost everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers". A bit like zombies, but not - they're feral, more animal than human, and alive and "quickly evolving".

The open-world nature of the game is exciting enough, but the gameplay demo video below also shows how you'll be able to set traps and craft - as well as the ability to play in different ways to achieve the same end goal.

Trailers and gameplay videos

The original demo below shows two types of Freaks: Newts and Hordes. The former were young when infected and are "opportunistic hunters" while the latter are large groups which eat, move and attack as one.

At E3 2017, a seven-minute gameplay walkthrough gave a much better idea of what it's like to move through the world and use items tactically: