The Days Gone writer and creative director said that if players don’t “buy” the game at full price, they won’t “complain that the game doesn’t have a sequel.” In an interview with David Jaffe, YouTube channel John Garvin was asked if the game’s debut on Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service sparked new interest in the game’s name.
“I do have an opinion on something that your audience may find of interest, and it might piss some of them off,” Garvin said (thanks, VGC). “If you love a game, buy it at f-cking full price. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen gamers say ‘yeah, I got that on sale, I got it through PS Plus, whatever’.
“Don’t complain if a game doesn’t get a sequel if it wasn’t supported at launch,” Garvin added. “It’s like, God of War got whatever number millions of sales at launch and, you know, Days Gone didn’t. Just speaking for me personally as a developer – I don’t work for Sony – I don’t know what the numbers are.”
Garvin also opened up on the impact piracy has on game development. “I can tell you that when we were doing [Syphon Filter] Dark Mirror [on PSP], we got so f-cked on Dark Mirror because piracy was a thing and Sony wasn’t really caught up on what piracy was doing to sales,” Garvin explained.”And we would show them torrents, a torrent site had 200,000 copies of Dark Mirror being downloaded.
If I remember it right – the numbers could be wrong – but regardless, I was pissed about it then, I was like, ‘this is money out of my pocket’.”So I think the uptick in engagement with the game is not as important as, did you buy the game at full price? Because if you did, then that’s supporting the developers directly.”
ICYMI, Days Gone, which PlayStation will release on PC on May 18, is coming soon, and a new trailer recently released shows what it looks like. The PC version of the Doomsday motorcycle game includes 21: 9 ultra-wide screen support, unlocked frame rates and groups of Freakers (don’t call them zombies), with a maximum size of 500. Sony said it has improved the environmental details and the drawing distance of the leaves, and the game’s photo mode now has a “new ultra-high resolution.”