Announced with an extended demo a couple of years ago, the PS4 open world zombie shooter Days Gone has unfortunately been overshadowed by upcoming Sony games like the The Last Of Us II, a title it shares more than a passing resemblance to.
However, rather than just being another zombie action game, Sony Bend's new project is taking a different approach to its undead hordes, making them part of the environment rather than straight-up regular enemies. Consequently, they're as much of a puzzle to solve and a tool to manipulate as they are mere canon fodder, with players being able to pit them against other human survivors they stumble upon.
Likewise the developers have made it clear that they're putting the focus on the biker gang at the heart of the game, opting to tell a focused character-driven story rather than looking at the apocalypse more widely. It's the right choice, and this Sons-of-Anarchy-by-way-of-The-Walking-Dead approach could be interesting if executed well.
It's not the most anticipated game set to be released by Sony over the next 12 months, but it's the one that has the potential to surprise everyone.