Days Gone fans have amassed over 53.000 signatures asking Sony to greenlight a sequel to the 2019 open-world game.
According to a report by the Bloomberg published this month, developer Sony Bend had a proposal to Days Gone 2 rejected by Sony, after a disappointing critical reception to the original game (Days Gone currently has a Metacritic score of 71).
The publication claims that Bend has begun production on an original title, as well as supporting several of the company's projects. N .
Resting to the news, fans launched an order on Change.org earlier this month and it has amassed over 53.000 signatures.
“There are millions of people who want Sony PlayStation to approve Days Gone 2”, says the petition. "They can't just shut down such an amazing game that it ended on a hook."
While the petition likely won't influence Sony's plans for Bend, the original director of Days Gone, Jeff Ross , thanked fans for their support on Monday and said the petition meant a lot to the team behind the game.
“Thank you all for getting the Days Gone petition to reach 50.000! No matter where this ends up, I just want everyone to know how much your love means to me and the team members,” he wrote.
“Days Gone fans are the best fans!”
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Both men appeared in interviews with the creator of God of War David Jaffe this month to discuss his matches and Bloomberg's report on Days Gone 2.
Ross confirmed that they were working on a Days Gone 2 release, but, due to an NDA with his former employer, could not confirm that it had been cancelled.
However, he did reveal some details about its sequel including plans for a significant online mode and strongly suggested that sales of the first game may not have been strong enough to persuade Sony to give the go-ahead.
Garvin argued that players shouldn't complain if a game they love didn't get a sequel, if they didn't support it at launch, buying it at full price.
“I have an opinion about something your audience might find interesting, and it might piss some of them off,” Garvin replied. “If you love a game, buy it at full price.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen players say 'yes, I have this for sale, I bought it through PS Plus, whatever'. ”
He added: “I'm just saying no, but don't complain if a game doesn't get a sequel if it's not supported at launch.
It's like God of War had any number of million sales at launch and, you know, Days Gone doesn't. [I'm] speaking for myself personally as a developer, I don't work for Sony, I don't know what the numbers are.
Sony Interactive Entertainment will release a PC version of Days Gone in 18 May 2021.