During Sony's 2016 E3 PlayStation conference, a brand new original game was announced: Days Gone. Here's what we know about the PS4 exclusive so far.

When is the release date?

Neither developer Bend Studio nor Sony have so much as mentioned a potential release date for Days Gone or revealed much about the game since its E3 debut. It's possible that we'll see the game before the end of 2017, and we'll likely find out for sure at E3 2017.

We know the game is coming to E3 because voice actor Sam Witwer revealed on Twitch that Days Gone will be at E3 "in a big way" this year, so we're expecting a playable demo, a new trailer, and hopefully a release date.

What is the gameplay like?

Days Gone is set in a post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. It's probably easiest to think of it as the game you'd get if you crossed The Last of Us with Sons of Anarchy, since the main protaganist, Deacon St. John, is a biker. 

The story takes place two years after a "global pandemic has killed almost everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers". A bit like zombies, but not - they're feral, more animal than human, and alive and "quickly evolving".

A demo showed two types of Freaks: Newts and Hordes. The former were young when infected and are "opportunistic hunters" while the latter are large groups which eat, move and attack as one.

The open-world nature of the game is exciting enough, but the gameplay demo video below also shows how you'll be able to set traps and craft - as well as the ability to play in different ways to achieve the same end goal.

Trailers and gameplay videos