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Days Gone writer and game director left PlayStation and Bend Studios

Published: 21:36, 02 December 2020
Key art for SIE Bend Studio's open world survival Days Gone
Days Gone, key art

Jeff Ross and John Garvin are both leaving PlayStation and Bend Studios, after working on games such as Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Resistance: Retribution, Uncharted Golden Abyss and Days Gone.

The writer and director of Days Gone, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, Resistance: Retribution, and Uncharted Golden Abyss have left Sony’s Band Studios. As it is fashionable to reveal these days - via Twitter, both of them announced in a series of tweets that they are departing from PlayStation and Band Studio. 

"This week is my last at PlayStation and Bend Studio." Jeff wrote. "I'm incredibly proud of all the games I got to make, but also looking forward to new challenges ahead. I'll post about my plans later, but I'll be moving to Chicago once COVID calms down." 

If you're wondering which major game studio is Chicago based, it's NetherRealm Studios, famous for the Mortal Kombat and Injustice fighting games.

Bend Studio has become a very respectable studio in Sony's roster with these two veterans, and fans started wondering what will now happen with Days Gone franchise. Everyone who's finished Days Gone is hoping that there will be Days Gone 2, and with these two guys leaving the team, fear for the franchise started to arise.

Sony Days Gone protagonist on a motorcycle following another biker Picture of Jeff and John leaving Bend Studios.

John Garvin wrote: "Hi all, a quick announcement: I haven’t spoken about this before for various reasons, but I’m no longer with Bend Studio and haven’t been for over a year. Since Days Gone shipped, I’ve been focusing on personal projects."

Everyone is hoping for the continuation of the Days Gone game, which got an upgrade to 4K60fps with the release of the PS5 console and the game is living its best days, as it's trending on social media and fans are posting screenshots from the PS5 version of the game, various gameplay videos, etc., in which fans admire the smoothness of the game with the mentioned improvements.

Days Gone was released for PlayStation 4 in 2019, and it's available now on PlayStation 5 too, as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection of games.

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