In a recent interview on Sony’s Playstation Blog Days Gone creative director Ron Allen discussed a bit more regarding the game and what to expect.
The first topic discussed how unrelenting the Open World in Days Gone would be…
“Desperate people do what desperate people need to do to survive. In most open world games, when there’s danger, it’s usually because you brought it on yourself. Days Gone is a dangerous world – always.”
The main character for the game was also discussed – Deacon St John
“Pretty much any of the survivors of the pandemic had to have a certain something about them – the appropriate skills to steal, kill, and survive in a harsh world. If you don’t know from the kutt on his back, in his previous life, Deacon St. John was the MC of a motorcycle gang. He learned a lot from being part of that group, and that’s helped him survive. He’s a very dangerous guy. He’s using his skills where he can – his appetite for violence and mayhem help him excel at his job.”
Allen also explains why the Motorcycle is an important factor in the game, and why Motorcycles were chosen in the game rather than cars or both.
“The motorcycle plays a huge, huge part. It’s extremely nimble – a car can’t fit into certain places, and can’t do certain things a motorcycle can do. It’s not the normal biker gang motorcycle. He’s adapted this thing to work in the wild. There’s no way you’re going to pull off jumps or cross the kind of terrain you saw here on a Harley-style bike.”
We get a little hint as well to the story and whats in store for Deacon.
“It’s about the human condition – this guy’s a broken man. A lot of us are motorcycle riders. It’s a really vibrant culture. It’s often associated with criminals, mayhem, and violence, but it’s also about brotherhood and family. Because Deacon has suffered so much loss he holds on to that aspect of his past, and cherishes those relationships. It’s about him finding himself, because he no longer has a motorcycle gang.”
This is one of my most anticipated games from E3 and I can’t wait till I can get my hands on it. Shaping up to be a such a brilliant game.