Adding to the neverending story that is Days Gone‘s development, this week we learned Saber Interactive offered to help Sony with the game. According to an interview with Games Beat, Saber’s CEO Matt Karch approached the company with some help on the multiplayer aspect with examples of what they were doing with World War Z. If Days Gone is still set to be released on April 26th, we hope Sony took all the help they could get to meet the new deadline and not get pushed back again. But it sounds like they weren’t interested.
Karch: 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.
We were already under development when we heard about it. Of course we took a deep sigh, when you know Sony is going to be putting major marketing dollars behind a title that’s highlighting the swarms the way they were. It took a little wind out of our sails. But since then they’ve focused less on those swarm elements and more, I think, on the story aspect of their game. I don’t know if we’re in the clear, is the way to put it, but there’s a market for both games, what we’re both doing.