PlayStation 4 owners are going to have to wait a couple of more months beyond the latest release date to play Days Gone, as Sony has announced the game has been delayed. The game was set to launch on February 22 of next year, but now the release date has been pushed back to April 26.
The announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog, and it seems like the biggest reason for the delay has to do with the crowded February release schedule. Things aren’t quite as hectic in April, and so Bend Studio will be taking the opportunity to polish the game even further with the additional two months of development time.
The following is the announcement from the PlayStation Blog:
“We want to share a change in release date for this highly anticipated title from Bend Studio. We recently decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February time frame to April 26, 2019. While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone.
As PlayStation fans already know, Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the high-desert of the Pacific Northwest. Traversing harsh landscapes on their drifter bike, players must fight for resources as they attempt to survive broken roads, unpredictable weather, attacks from other human factions, infected wildlife and roaming Freakers — a brutal, dynamic world that is dangerous both day and night.”
Days Gone is set to be one of Sony’s biggest exclusives of 2019, and the company will want to make sure that it does as well as it possibly can. New IPs have a harder time getting off the ground than established series, so Sony was probably worried it might get overlooked when releasing close to other big games.
Days Gone is set to launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on April 26th, 2019.