Days Gone developer, Bend Studio, is currently working on a new IP–which appears to be another open-world title.
Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst, outlined what Sony’s first-party developers have been doing in an interview on the PlayStation Blog. He responded to a question about a new IP, revealing that Sony Bend is working on a project other than a follow-up to Days Gone.
“Bend Studio is working on a very exciting new IP that they’re very, very passionate about,” Hulst stated. “They’re building on the deep open-world systems that they developed with Days Gone. So I’m really happy for Bend Studio.”
Sony has given their first-party developers big-budgets in order to produce high-quality, cinema-esc games, that typically feature open-worlds. Days Gone didn’t really achieve the greatest success when compared to others, but why let the technology developed by the studio go to waste?
Bend Studio currently has around 130 employees, so it’s entirely possible for a Days Gone sequel to be in the works. However, a recent report from Bloomberg suggested that Days Gone 2 will not be greenlit by Sony. A petition for Days Gone 2 was put up shortly after this news, which amassed 50,000 signatures in a few weeks.
Hulst’s interview revealed a bunch of news about the status of PlayStation Studios games. He stated that God of War: Ragnarok will be coming to PS4, alongside the PS5. God of War has also been delayed until 2022, while Horizon Forbidden West might not make its launch this year either.