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

Days Gone PS4 game: Story and gameplay

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: 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 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.

More details have been promised over the next few months. 

Days Gone PS4 gameplay demo

Days Gone PS4 release date rumours

Given that the game has literally only just been announced, it's no surprise that neither developer Bend Studio nor Sony have so much as mentioned a potential release date for Days Gone. It's possible that the game will be ready in time for Christmas 2016, but it's early days, and we'll update this article when more information and more rumours surface.