A post on the PlayStation Blog is updating players worldwide about the state of four upcoming games for the PlayStation 4. Days Gone is being delayed until April 2019, and Concrete Genie, Déraciné, and Everybody's Golf VR have had a few tidbits of info shared about them.
The big chunk of news in this announcement is the fact that Days Gone is going to be delayed. The release date has been changed to April 26, 2019. It was originally planned to come out on February 22, 2019, but the team behind the game was a bit concerned with how "crowded" that particular window happens to be. Whether it's due to the market situation or some other behind-the-scenes issues, Days Gone developers Bend Studios will be making use of the extra time for further polish the title.
Concrete Genie has had its release window moved to sometime next year. Originally debuting at Paris Games Week 2017, Concrete Genie follows the tale of a worn-down kiddo named Ash who changes the world with his magical paintbrush. The developers are targeting a Spring 2019 release window. Similarly, Everybody’s Golf VR is also aiming to come out sometime in Spring 2019. This is a game that's exactly what it says on the tin - a virtual-reality golf title that makes use of the PSVR for an immersive sports experience. More information about Everybody's Golf VR should be coming out in the near future.
Finally, Déraciné is a neat little VR game that first popped up during Sony's E3 presentation. This tantalizing title by FromSoftware is on track for its planned 2018 release window and is expected to make its way into gamers' hands on November 6, 2018. This is the virtual reality debut of Bloodborne director Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware and it surprisingly features very little in the way of gigantic swords and terrifying monsters; you'll instead be playing the role of a magical faerie who forms a bond with the children of a tiny boarding school.
Fans of Days Gone may be a bit disappointed that they'll have to wait a few extra months, but the lessons of titles like Beyond Good & Evil are probably still quite fresh in the minds of many developers and publishers. Launch your game around a bunch of other hotly-anticipated titles and you may kill any momentum you had going; we certainly wouldn't want to have to wait until 2035 to see Days Gone 2, now would we?
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