The theme of zombies and open world of Days Gone has generated much expectation among players, however, as often happens when talking about open worlds, there are doubts about what developers will do to endow them with life and prevent there being extensive extensions of land with little or no action or things to do. In a recently published interview, Eric Jensen spoke on the subject and cleared some fears.
Eric Jensen, designer of the open world of Days Gone, revealed to GameReactor some details about the scenarios in which the game takes place and the way in which the development team has planned to keep the players entertained.
Initially, the creative revealed that the presence of the freakers will be constant but there will be an opportunity to fight against them or pass them by if it is considered not viable: “As you’re progressing through the game you’re going to see more and more of [the freakers], and you’re going to have a better chance of actually taking them on. They’re part of our open world. And so you can be just driving around and stumble upon them and if you’re not quite ready for it you’re options are to try to take it on and risk losing, or you can just take off and come back later when you have more supplies and you’ve upgraded some of your weapons.”
In terms of the use of space in the open world of Days Gone, Jensen said there will be many things to do, in addition to meeting the main objectives and every action of Deacon St. John will be reflected in some part of the world.
In that sense, the creative said: “There’s different camp leaders that have different motivations, and there’s different jobs and job types that you can get from camps. That’s some of the more […] static stuff. The rest of the world is dynamic and living and reacts to Deacon, so as you take out what we call ‘infestations’ – these are kind of hotspots of the freakers where they can nest – you’ll see the environment and an area start to change and adapt. So where previously where it was infested with freakers, you might start to see humans showing up.”
Days Gone will arrive on February 22, 2019 exclusively for PS4.