The E3 2017 trailer for SIE Bend’s upcoming apocalyptic action game, Days Gone, gave us a closer look at some of the game’s core mechanics, such as brutal quick-time take-downs and trap-related stealth moments. But one thing that was missing from the trailer was a release date, or even a release window.
However, a post-E3 video compilation on PlayStation’s official YouTube channel that featured a highlight reel of the “Hottest Trailers” from its press conference may have accidentally outed Days Gone‘s planned release date of December 29th, 2017.
The video has since been taken down, but in the Days Gone segment, the release date could be seen printed at the bottom. This could be because the release date was either not supposed to be revealed in this video or that it’s completely wrong. As of this writing, it doesn’t look like PlayStation has replaced the video with a newly edited version.
A post-holiday season release date wouldn’t make much sense for a major PlayStation exclusive like Days Gone. If Sony was hoping that Days Gone would move some hardware sales during the holiday shopping season, releasing the game after the holidays would hinder that plan.
Not only that, but if one of PlayStation’s exclusives had a 2017 release date, you’d think that would be something that Sony would have celebrated at its E3 2017 press conference, considering almost every other big-name exclusive, like God of War and Spider-Man, had 2018 release dates attached to them.
Source: Game Rant