PlayStation delays Days Gone

Zombie thriller slips from February to April to avoid clash with Anthem and Metro Exodus

PlayStation has announced the upcoming PS4 exclusive from Bend Studio, Days Gone, has been delayed.

The game was originally due to come out on February 22nd, but the PlayStation Blog reveals it has been pushed back to April 26th instead.

The announcement attributes this to the "crowded February timeline" - no doubt a reference to the fact that Days Gone would have arrived on the same day as 4A Games' hotly anticipated Metro Exodus and BioWare's ambitious shared-world shooter Anthem.

"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 platform holder's Asad Qizilbash wrote on the blog.

Days Gone has been flying a little under the radar recently. After two prominent showings at Sony's E3 press conference in 2016 and 2017, the game had a lower profile at 2018 - partly as PlayStation instead focused on four titles: Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us II and Death Stranding (although three of these titles release after Days Gone).

Elsewhere in the blog post, Sony gave vague 'Spring 2019' release windows for Everybody's Golf VR and artistic adventure Concrete Genie.

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