In an interview with USA Today gaming verticle For The Win (FTW), erstwhile Sony Bend Studio manager Jeff Ross gave much details connected what helium would person liked to spot successful the sequel to Days Gone that was ne'er greenlit.
Ross spoke alternatively freely with FTW astir his philosophies of creating games, stories from the instauration of Days Gone, and what helium felt went close and incorrect with the project. He besides spoke astir iteration successful games, which helium was hoping to do in a imaginable sequel to the open-world zombie/biker adventure. Comparing Days Gone to different fashionable franchises, Ross points retired however the Batman: Arkham bid oregon Uncharted physique upon the ideas and features arsenic the installments spell on. "So you make the minimum viable introduction and past anticipation you get to physique the 2nd one," Ross says, "Because you’re not arguing implicit the foundations, you’re arguing implicit the epic caller ideas that you’re gonna beryllium putting into it." The imaginable sequel to Days Gone would person been the director's accidental "to create the definitive version," an accidental to support and grow connected what worked and alteration what didn't.
It looks similar Deacon would person stayed successful the spotlight for Days Gone 2 on with his wife, Sarah. Ross mused successful with FTW astir the absorption the mates would instrumentality moving forward. “Yeah, they’re backmost together, but possibly they’re not happy,” Jeff said. “Well, what tin we bash with that? Okay, we were joined earlier the apocalypse, but what astir the future?" They'd besides person their hands connected immoderate much high-end NERO tech utilized by the government, bringing the survivor's combat capabilities up a step. Ross also revealed a no-brainer constituent to transportation forward, saying, "We would person kept the bike, obviously."
As for improvements to the original's systems, animals were to person much to bash successful the wilderness. Ross wanted to give bears actions similar digging done trash or expanding on how wolves would scour for prey. Human NPCs, enemies and allies alike, were besides meant to person much dynamic behaviors. As for improving what Deacon tin do, Jeff expressed that the main quality would person been capable to swim, an enactment not imaginable owed to method limitations successful the archetypal game.
For each kinds of accusation connected Jeff Ross' acquisition astatine Sony Bend and his thoughts connected crippled improvement and Days Gone, read the afloat interview conducted and written by Kirk McKeand astatine USA Today's FTW. Want much Days Gone stories? Good, due to the fact that Jeff Ross has been talking plentifulness astir the crippled successful the past week. Read astir the potential income figures of Days Gone, and the pitched open-world Resistance title that ne'er came to be.
[Source: USA Today FTW]