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Days Gone 2 will not be happening any time soon, but that hasn't stopped scores of fans from calling on Sony to go back on its decision and give SIE Bend Studio another shot in Deacon's world.
Just a few weeks ago, it was reported that Sony rejected Bend's original pitch for the open-world zombie sequel back in 2019, not too long after the original game launched on PlayStation 4. Lukewarm reviews and modest commercial success seem to have been the main motivators behind Sony make this call, and Bend is currently working on a new IP instead of a follow-up. The original game is also heading for PC, and you can see it in action below.
But we live in the age of the online petition, where fans can easily register their anger and upset in an effort to let Sony know it made a mistake in not moving forward with Days Gone 2 75,000. A change.org petition started less than three weeks ago has already smashed past its goal of 75,000 signatures. At the time of writing, it has 82,000 signatures and a renewed goal of 125,000.
"There's millions of people who want Sony PlayStation to approve Days Gone 2," writes petition creator Kanhai Raval. "And I want all the fans to sign this petition. They can't just pull the plug on such a amazing game that ended with a cliff hanger."
It's unlikely anything will happen as a result of this petition, I should point out. But if nothing else, the team at Bend who worked so hard on Days Gone will see how many people truly care about what they worked on. I'd definitely chalk that up as a win. And if Sony does happen to notice and reconsider its position? That's great too.
In the midst of all this, Days Gone lead designer Eric Jensen took to Twitter to thank fans for playing, and for their love and support.
"Whether you picked up #DaysGone on day one, borrowed it from a friend, watched someone else play it, or tried it with PS Now or PS+, I appreciate you," he wrote. "Thank you for playing our game. The outpouring of love and support for our game and our studio has been incredible."
Days Gone is currently available for free for subscribers via PlayStation Plus and the PlayStation Plus Collection on PlayStation 5.
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