Days Gone 2 Reason for Cancellation Revealed

Despite disappointing reviews, Days Gone 2 apparently quite well sold. Sony has never disclosed specific sales figures for the PS4 exclusive, which suggests it was not a massive success, but it is believed to have sold millions of copies. That said, PlayStation isn’t interested in a sequel. The developer, Bend Studio, was however. In fact, he launched a sequel to PlayStation, which he rejected. According to Days Gone Director Jeff Ross, who is no longer with the studio, getting a green light sequel was always going to be an uphill battle, however, the real nail in the coffin was when PlayStation boss Shawn Layden left PlayStation in 2019 to be replaced. by Jim Ryan. According to Ross, Layden stood up for the original game, so if a sequel were to be made, Layden would likely be the key to making it happen.

“It was very obvious that we should not be talking about Days Gone while we were working in the field and generating it. It was clear he wasn’t a starter, ”said Ross. “And there was nothing in the pitch that made the local manager and his boss feel good about it. It’s probably a failure of the creative group, but it was just an uphill battle the whole time. “

As stated, Ross is gone and at the moment it’s unclear what Bend Studio is working on. Days Gone was his first IP since The siphon filter. Prior to that, he worked on series for other PlayStation teams, and it’s a safe bet he won’t get another stab at a new IP with his next project.

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H / T, David Jaffe.

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