Days Gone, the PlayStation 4’s zombie-apocalypse/motorcycle gang adventure, is being delayed two months. It’s now launching April 26, 2019.
Sony Bend, the studio developing the game, said it will use the extra time “to further polish Days Gone.” The game was first revealed at E3 2016 and at one point was slated for a 2018 launch.
The delay, announced in a PlayStation Blog post today, would seem to be one of scheduling rather than product completion. The original Feb. 22, 2019, launch date is shared by Electronic Arts’ Anthem, Microsoft exclusive Crackdown 3, and Deep Silver’s Metro Exodus. Moving to April makes Days Gone the biggest-name console launch for that month.
Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure set in the high desert of the Pacific Northwest. Sony Bend is the studio behind the Syphon Filter series, whose last game launched in 2007. We got a look at Days Gone in a demo at E3 2016, and Sony Bend showed off a mission at E3 2017 that showed how stealth tactics figure into the game.