Days Gone: Saber Interactive Approached Sony About Adding Multiplayer
Saber Interactive’s upcoming title Days Gone is arguably one of the most anticipated zombie games of 2019, and yet another notch on Sony’s belt of exclusive titles for the PlayStation 4. While the game is known to be a single player experience, that wasn’t always the case; it has been revealed that the developer was at one point considering a multiplayer component for the game, and they went to Sony for assistance in making it a reality.
The news comes by way of an interview between GamesBeat and Matt Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive, who said that their work on World War Z was used as an example for what could be done in Days Gone. While just that simple thought alone seems promising, it never gone far in conversation with Sony, with the CEO giving his assumed reasoning below:
Days Gone, it’s a single-player experience. At some point I went to Sony and said, “I’ve seen what you’re doing with Days Gone. Look what we’re doing with World War Z. Maybe we can help you with a multiplayer component.” But they were obviously too focused, and understandably, on what they needed to do to get that game out.”
As unfortunate as it is for the game not to have a multiplayer component upon launch, this also means that the developer was laser focused on fine-tuning the single player experience, one that has shown itself to be an impressive one if the game trailers are any indication. Thankfully we won’t have much longer to wait, as Days Gone is set to launch on April 26, 2019 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
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