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.”

Bend Studio Is Working On A New IP

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.