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Days Gone 2 will not be created, Bend Studio is working on a new project

Bend Studio is undoubtedly industry veterans (the company has existed since 1993, although it took its current name only after it was acquired by Sony in 2000), but it had to wait more than a quarter of a century for wider fame. The Syphon Filter series has attracted quite a lot of fans over the years, but when developers were directed to work on PSP versions of hits from larger consoles, hearing about them was lost.

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And it’s not an exaggeration, because the premieres of Uncharted: Fight for Fortune and Days Gone were a good 9 years away. The bumpy fate of Deacon turned out to be a big hit (by the way, we can get to know them now thanks to PS Plus, and the game will hit PCs in the spring), although the first ratings did not indicate it. The fans seemed certain that the sequel would be created, although the players might have been disturbed by the departure of the director of “one” from the studio.

Bloomberg’s latest reports shed new light on the creator’s decision. Sony was not at all convinced that the Days Gone sequel would be successful, so instead split Bend into two teams. The first was to help Naughty Dog with an unannounced multi-player production, while the second was to take care of the new Uncharted (also under the supervision of colleagues). As a consequence, some employees (including those from the most important positions) left the studio, and the rest began to worry whether they would be taken over by the authors of The Last of Us in the near future.

Bend’s board of directors has therefore asked to be removed from the Uncharted project. Sony listened to the developers and – according to Bloomberg sources – the studio has been working on its own completely new game for a month now. Of course, it is possible that the creators will return to Days Gone one day – as we wish them and ourselves (come on, Ninho, don’t cry, it will be fine).

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Free To Keep : Horizon Zero Dawn (April 19) + Abzu/ Enter The Gungeon/ Subnautica + more As Part Of Play at Home @ Playstation Network

Sony has announced another batch of games that it will distribute as part of the #PlayAtHome campaign. On March 25 we will get, among others Abzû, Subnautica or Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

Sony also announced Wednesday that it is working with a variety of independent studios to make their games available for free to those with a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The new drop starts on March 25 and consists of eight indie games, four of which are for PlayStation VR. The titles include:

Starting March 25, 2021
PlayStation and some of our favorite indie partners are collaborating to provide more free games to explore while you’re staying safe and staying home:

AbzÛ
From the artistic mind behind Journey, Flower, and The Pathless, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life.

Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Rez Infinite
Prepare yourself for the ultimate version of Rez, a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and (optional) PlayStation VR.

Subnautica
You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

The Witness
The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler: each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

We’re also proud to serve up a selection of free PlayStation VR games*** starting on March 25:

Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation. Take control of Astro in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action. Judge every jump with accuracy and be curious – there are lots of secrets to discover in your daring quest.

Moss
Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform. In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened.

Thumper
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.

Paper Beast
Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data. Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles. Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).

This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm Pacific Time to April 22 8:00pm Pacific Time.

Funimation / Wakanim
Don’t forget: in participating countries, we’re also offering an extended trial of Funimation (or Wakanim, depending on region), a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan. The anime-focused subscription service includes shows such as My Hero AcademiaDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaAttack on Titan, and Fruits Basket. This extended trial offer kicks off on March 25 and is available through April 22****.

Starting April 19, 2021
But there’s more to come later this spring. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free download between April 19 8:00pm Pacific Time and May 14 8:00pm Pacific Time.

We’ll have more to share soon. We appreciate the support from the PlayStation community, and hope you enjoy our latest content drop – please stay safe and thanks for playing!

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However, the real hit awaits us only on April 19, when we will get … 𝗛𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗼𝗻 𝗭𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗮𝘄𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻!

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Stay of Play 25.03.2019 – PlayStation

The first episode of the State of Play program dedicated to games on Sony consoles. At the beginning, the Japanese company announces new announcements and new presentations of gameplay from titles going to PlayStation 4.

Microsoft has its Inside Xbox, Nintendo regularly releases more Directs, and only Sony did not have its own cyclic magazine dedicated to its console. This has already changed two days ago.

On March 25, at 22.00 the premiere of the first episode of State of Play – a magazine dedicated to information from the world of PlayStation.

In the first episode, you’ll see new trailers, previews of new games and presentations of the game from the already announced titles to PS4. The program will be available to watch on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and below you will find the message from this first service.