As one of Sony’s major 2019 exclusives for the PlayStation 4, fans have their eyes firmly trained on Days Gone.
No doubt, they’ll be waiting for reviews to drop from publications around the world, but when can we expect to see these go live?
We’ve been provided with review code for Days Gone and can confirm that the embargo for reviews will lift on April 25th (the day before release) at 13.01pm BST (UK timezone). That’s 14.01pm CEST.
For the past few years, Sony has maintained a steady influx of top-scoring exclusive titles for the PlayStation 4. Uncharted 4, God of War, Bloodborne, and last year’s Shadow of the Colossus all sit on an OpenCritic average of at least 90+ with games such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, and Nioh narrowly trailing behind.
Sony Bend is no doubt feeling the pressure with Days Gone being placed in the spotlight next to huge upcoming exclusives like Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and of course, The Last of Us Part II.
The studio’s last game, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, launched more than eight years ago on the PlayStation Vita to mostly positive reviews. Before that, Bend had worked on a portable game in the Resistance franchise, but is best known for creating Syphon Filter, Sony’s PS1 era spy action series that went on to have five sequels.
Days Gone was officially revealed at Sony’s 2016 E3 press conference. It has since been in and out of the spotlight following several rounds of divisive previews. There are valid concerns that it will struggle to find its own identity within the zombie survival genre, especially with The Last of Us Part II breathing down its neck.
If you’re curious to see if Sony Bend can stick the landing on this ambitious open world blockbuster then be sure to visit us on the 25th for our full written review. Can’t wait that long? Well make sure to check out our hands on Days Gone preview and interview with Days Gone writer and director John Garvin.