Days Gone’s Bend Studio working on new IP, says PlayStation exec

Bend Studio, the maker of 2019’s Days Gone for PlayStation 4, is establishing “a very exciting new IP” in lieu of a follow up to the bicycle rider gang/zombie survival experience.

That originates from Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios, in an interview published to the PlayStation Blog Site on Wednesday (in which Hulst likewise stated the next God of Dry run is postponed to 2022).

Hulst didn’t deal (nor was he requested) specifics about Bend’s brand-new video game, however did state the studio is “building on the deep open-world systems that they developed for Days Gone.” His remarks successfully verify info from an April report from Bloomberg about Sony’s first-party computer game advancement, in which Bend Studio was stated to be dealing with a brand-new video game after its pitch for a Days Gone follow up was shot down in 2019.

Days Gone was a business success however an important cipher, and the absence of highly favorable evaluations suggested that a PlayStation Studios management group focused on hits provided a thumbs-down for any follow up. The video game still has a faithful fan base, evinced by an online petition with more than 115,000 signatures advocating a 2nd chapter. Days Gone was likewise just recently ported to Windows PC, ending up being the 3rd PS4 unique to get a PC variation in the previous year.

Bend Studio, established in Oregon nearly thirty years back and owned by Sony considering that 2000, has another franchise to its name: stealth shooter Syphon Filter, whose newest entry was 2007’s Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow for PlayStation 2. Ever since, aside from establishing Days Gone, the studio has actually helped on other PlayStation tentpoles, providing PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita adjustments of Insomniac Games’ Resistance series and Naughty Pet dog’s Uncharted franchise in between 2009 and 2012.

Hulst, a co-founder of Horizon No Dawn and Killzone maker Guerrilla Games (and previously its handling director), took control of PlayStation Studios’ management from Shuhei Yoshida in November 2019.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.