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SIE Bend Studio delay launch of Days Gone to April 2019

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Days Gone protagonist swinging a bat at a zombie
Days Gone, I sense a home run

SIE Bend Studio's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone has been moved from what the company claims is a crowded February timeframe to a more comfortable one, which means fans have to wait until 26 April 2019 to have a go.

The news came via the PlayStation blog, where Sony also provided updates on the development of Deracine, Everybody's Golf VR and Concrete Genie. However, Days Gone is the only of the four that will be delayed, at least for the time being.

Apparently, the "crowded February timeframe" didn't work for SIE Bend Studio and so they had to make the tough decision. "While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone", the statement reads.

We've already seen plenty of Days Gone and although the game's E3 showing, most notably the crash that occurred on stage, would suggest there's plenty of polishing left, the latter showings had no such fumbles. In fact, SIE Bend's demonstration on Tokyo Game Show 2018 had no such issues and even the guy playing upped his game significantly. 

Anyone who's laid their eyes on Days Gone is aware the game is something else, with hordes of rabid zombies looking incredibly enticing, if such a thing can be enticing. SIE Bend did a great job making sure that there are no slowpokes here - when zombies, or freakers as the dev calls them, sniff out your presence, you better run because they won't be trudging along in a traditional zombie tempo.

Days Gone follows Deacon St. John in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth ravaged by zombies, although his preference for the motorbike and open road means he steers clear from larger encampments. Traversing the high desert of the Pacific Northwest on his bike, he'll have plenty of time to reminisce about the days gone.

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So, there you have it, instead of February, it's 26 April 2019. You can find SIE Bend Studio's official Days Gone delay announcement here, or check out more screenshots in our gallery below.