"Days Gone" comes out today and lets you race through the zombie post-apocalypse on a motorbike. You're not sure what to expect in the PS4-exclusive Open World game? We clarify the most important questions in our overview.
1. "Days Gone" is more survival than a zombie shooter
In marketing, Sony put a lot of emphasis on the hordes of zombies called "Freaker" in "Days Gone" who make life difficult in the post-apocalypse. In fact, you will often deal with the beasts, but the focus of the game is much less on balling and more on the art of survival. For example, you must always ensure that your motorcycle has enough petrol to be able to travel at all, and also use ammunition rather sparingly. Overall, "Days Gone" has a rather slow-paced rhythm and, in addition to the struggle for survival, attaches great importance to its history and the relationships of its characters. If you're looking for a wild action killer, you should take that into consideration so as not to be disappointed.
In "Days Gone" you are once again a lonely wanderer in the Postal Apocalypse.
2. Gameplay features: These important systems has "Days Gone"
"Days Gone" brings along a whole range of features that are now part of the standard for lavishly produced open-world games. This includes:
- a day-night rhythm
- a dynamic weather cycle
- Animals that roam the game world and that you can hunt
- a crafting system
- a stealth system that allows ambush attacks and saves you from hiding
- different factions with which you can work together as well as different groups of opponents
- a photo mode that lets you make and share chic shots of your character and the world
Those who proceed with care have advantages over their opponents.
3. Does "Days Gone" have a multiplayer mode?
"Days Gone" is a pure singleplayer adventure. It does not have a multiplayer mode and therefore does not let you interact with other players online or in a couch co-op.
4th season: How long is "Days Gone"?
The main story of "Days Gone" can be completed in about 30 hours. Depending on how much time you spend doing side activities and exploring the game world, you can really stretch the gameplay to well over double and more.
5. Performance: How does "Days Gone" impact on PS4 & PS4 Pro?
On the Playstation 4 "Days Gone" runs at 30 FPS at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. On the more powerful PS4 Pro you can change the resolution to checkerboarding extrapolated 4K. The frame rate remains at 30 FPS, but is somewhat more consistent than on the standard console – this is the result of a technical analysis by the hardware experts Digital Foundry. The PS4 Pro offers better shadow effects and a little more detail.
6. Download Size: How much space does "Days Gone" need?
The digital version of "Days Gone" needs around 67 gigabytes of storage space. You'll also need to download a day-one patch, which is between 17 and 22 gigabytes, depending on the region.
A big game needs a lot of space.
7. Is there a Season Pass or other DLC?
A season pass for paid content is currently not available for Days Gone. In the coming months, the game will be powered by updates with DLC. Already announced are a more difficult survival mode and new challenges that will be replenished in June. All updates should be free for owners of the game.
"Days Gone" gets new content after the release.