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.
Days Gone release date: When will it be available?
Neither developer Bend Studio nor Sony have confirmed a release date for Days Gone which debuted at E3 2016. While rumours suggested that the game would be released before the end of 2017 (a mid-December rumour picked up traction), it sadly wasn't the case.
Sony has, however, confirmed that the game will be here at some point during the first half of 2018, so we don't have too long to wait. With that being said, 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).
Days Gone gameplay: What should I expect?
Days Gone is set in the 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 protagonist, Deacon St. John, is a biker.
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, 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: