Since its existence became known, Days Gone It was shaping up to be one of the most important games on PlayStation 4 and the expectation was that with it a new and successful franchise would start. Sadly, a bumpy development process led to a troubled debut and while things were fixed, the idea around the game was that while good it was not quite up to the mark of Sony’s exclusive AAA. From there, including a release on PC, Days Gone and BEND Studio are little or nothing mentioned by PlayStation and recent publications in networks have ignited the controversy.
BEND Studio has no reason to celebrate Days Gone despite 9 million copies sold
Yesterday it was announced that Ghost of TsushimaSucker Punch’s game had sold more than 8 million copies, a very good result for an exclusive and a new IP that became a favorite of PlayStation Studios. However, while some celebrated, others took the celebration in a different way, such as Jeff Ross, director of Days Gone and a former member of BEND Studio, who through his official Twitter account pointed out the following:
“The moment I left Sony, Days Gone it had been on the market for a year and a half and sold more than 8 million copies. Since then, it has sold over a million on Steam. The local studio management always made us feel like they were a huge disappointment. “
At the time I left Sony, Days Gone had been out for a year and a half (and a month), and sold over 8 million copies. It’s since gone on to sell more, and then a million+ on Steam. Local studio management always made us feel like it was a big disappointment. #daysgone #PlayStation https://t.co/KMZr2pGe9r
— Jeff Ross (@JakeRocket) January 5, 2022
Following the publication, which includes a critique of BEND Studio’s stance on the game’s commercial performance, came a message from Shawn Layden, former head of PlayStation, who supported Jeff Ross by sending congratulations on the 9 million copies sold so far. and ensuring that he always considered the project as something ambitious and incredible.
Thanks, Shawn! It was great to do that launch party broadcast with you, and then watch Avengers in the rented theatre. Hope you’re doing something awesome these days.
— Jeff Ross (@JakeRocket) January 6, 2022
Although it could be considered as a very good result for Days GoneIt seems that BEND Studio and PlayStation do not have the slightest interest in the franchise because after the launch, the studio worked on projects that were canceled, any sequel proposal was stopped and in the end it is said that they are working on a new open world franchise in what appears to be his last chance at PlayStation Studios.
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