We know that Bend Studio is not working on a sequel to Days Gone. Last year there was quite a lot of controversy surrounding the studio and the fact that Sony rejected its Days Gone 2 pitch due to low review scores for the original game. According to the studio, the game simply didn’t sell enough. Well, didn’t sell enough for Sony to greenlight a sequel. However, Sony Bend is now working on a new game and the first gameplay details have been leaked online.
Keep in mind that this is all unconfirmed so take it with a pinch of salt for now. However, this is not the first time we have heard about Bend’s new game.
According to reports, Sony Bend is currently working on a spiritual successor to Syphon Filter. The game is reportedly an open-world stealth action game set during the Cold War. Oopsleaks on Twitter says that Sony Bend’s new game will feature Hitman-like gameplay but be set in an open world. It is inspired by games like Metal Gear Solid V but with denser locations.
Sony Bend’s new game will also feature a fully-playable co-op mode with other online elements too. We don’t know if this means the game will have a sort of SOCOM multiplayer component or if the game is simply cooperative.
The report claims that Sony Bend is currently working on the project and it is now in full development mode. However, development on the title is still in its early phase so don’t expect to see it any time soon. It is also not expected to release for a few years.
If anything, this new Sony Bend game sounds like what the studio wanted to do with the Days Gone sequel. Last year, reports claimed that the studio’s original Days Gone 2 pitch was to turn the sequel into an open-world co-op game. Of course, it would feature zombies instead of a Cold War setting but at least the studio managed to get something they wanted.
Like all rumours, take it as this comes for now. There’s a good chance that this Syphon Filter game is actually real but we won’t see it for a while.