Sony Bend Studio answered some questions from fans about Days Gone, their recent exclusive PlayStation 4 game that is winning sales charts around the world, and shared some trivia.
In a question-and-answer session on Reddit, Bend Studio talked about the latest intellectual property of Sony and how this relatively unknown studio has today faced some challenges. Eric Jensen, the game designer, revealed an amazing curiosity about the open world of Days Gone and how it was built by only 5-6 people.
Asked about what makes him proud about Days Gone, Jensen replied that the dynamic and diverse open world is what makes him proud, especially given the limitations of the studio.
“The thing I’m most proud of is how diverse and dynamic we were able to make the open world with such a small open world design team (5-6 people),” said Jensen.
“We had to think smart and efficient with all of our design choices knowing the manpower limitations. Seeing all of the crazy videos and screenshots that people have posted of the open world coming for Deacon or even interacting with itself has been incredibly cool for our team to see!”
Days Gone is available as a PlayStation 4 exclusive title and this statement from Jensen certainly puts into perspective the breadth of Sony Bend Studio and the achievement they have made. In recent news, Sony wants the game to become a franchise.
The exclusive PlayStation 4 game, in addition to being in the top positions in various regions of the world, is already considered the “7th largest exclusive game launch in the history of PlayStation” in the United States. Data is from the NPD Group. In addition, Days Gone is already the biggest release in the history of Bend Studio, surpassing until Syphon Filter, a classic of PlayStation 1 of the 90s.