Revealed for the first time at least year’s E3, Days Gone had another strong showing at E3 2017. Unfortunately, the E3 2017 gameplay demo for the game didn’t come with a release date, leaving fans to speculate that it still has a long way to go in development. However, a since-removed video posted on the official PlayStation YouTube channel seems to have outed the game’s release date as December 29th, 2017.
The video in question was a compilation of Sony’s hottest E3 2017 trailers. During the Days Gone portion of the video, text at the bottom of the screen claimed that the game’s release date was December 29th of this year. It’s likely that this slip-up is why the video has been removed, though it’s hard to say whether this release date information is accurate or not.
As it stands, Sony’s holiday season is rather bare when it comes to PlayStation 4 exclusive games. Days Gone could be a big exclusive game Sony could use to convince more people to buy PlayStation 4 consoles this holiday season, so if a release date is in place, it likely would have been announced at E3.
Furthermore, December 29th seems like an odd time to release a major video game like Days Gone. After all, it comes after Christmas, meaning that it would completely miss out on the holiday gaming rush. If Days Gone is to release within the next year, a more likely scenario would be for it to release later in the winter or spring, not just a few days after Christmas.
Of course, it’s also possible that the release date is spot-on, and Sony is planning a surprise announcement in the coming months. We know that Days Gone developer Sony Bend has grown recently, with the studio reportedly doubling in size during the development of the open world zombie game, so perhaps development has sped up and the game really will be out by the end of the year.
Officially, Days Gone doesn’t even have a release window, let alone an exact release date, so fans should take this news with a grain of salt. If the December 29th release date is accurate, though, expect an announcement from Sony sooner rather than later.
Days Gone is in development as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Source: Gear Nuke