Well, this is different. Developers typically keep their games underwraps right until launch, but Sony Bend has opted to share the opening hour of Days Gone with Game Informer. And you can watch it. In its entirety. Right now. Note that this is an alpha build – the title’s not out until early next year – so there’s still plenty of polish and improvements to be made.
We’re going to be honest with you, we didn’t watch much of the video. The reason for that is we want to experience the release fresh, and frankly experiencing the entire intro this early feels wrong. However our takeaway from the few snippets we did see is that the voice acting is surprisingly good – even if its biker cast is sure to irritate the hell out of some.
It looks decent, too; it’s got all of the components you’d expect from an open world game, spanning everything from crafting through to detective vision. Whether that excites you or irks you will come down to personal taste, we suppose. There’s certainly potential here and it does have some pretty visuals, but its biggest challenge remains whether it’ll be able to stand out from the crowd.
You can watch the footage on Game Informer’s website right now if you want to. What do you make of putting out an entire hour of gameplay this early? On the one hand, it’s completely transparent; on the other, we can’t help but feel a bit weird about it.