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Syphon Filter reboot was pitched to Bend Studio but Days Gone director said no

Published: 10:06, 07 January 2022
Days Gone protagonist running from a horde of zombies
Days Gone, c'mon dude, we just want an autograph!

In the recent podcast with David Jaffe, Days Gone director Jeff Ross revealed that the Syphon Filter reboot was pitched to Bend Studio but he had zero ideas on how to approach it. 

It's been quite an eventful couple of days for Days Gone director Jeff Ross who yesterday revealed that Bend Studio's zombie action game was considered a massive disappointment despite selling over nine million copies on PlayStation and PC.

Ross then appeared as a guest on the podcast with former God of War director David Jaffe , where he offered additional details about his tenure at Bend Studio and why Sony declined Days Gone sequel. 

In short, Ross revealed that Sony were not interested in Days Gone 2 since the first game was not received well by critics and players and on top of this, it didn't sell as well as the publisher have hoped. 

When it was time for Bend Studios' next project, one of the ideas that was thrown around was a Syphon Filter reboot. However, Ross said that they had to say no to the offer because he simply didn't have any ideas on how to approach the Syphon Filter reboot. 

"Are there any other IPs that we have that we can use? And the only one we had was Syphon Filter. But honestly, I have zero ideas on how to reboot Syphon Filter, I was not interested in that at all," he explained.

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Ross added that even if Bend Studio accepted the Syphon Filter reboot pitch, it does not mean that the game would be greenlit by Sony as this was more of a way to keep the studio busy, rather than an actual genuine offer.

Bend Studio are currently working on a brand new IP.

Thanks, mp1st.

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