Former Bend Studio director Jeff Ross revealed earlier this week that Days Gone sold more than Ghost of Tsushima, however was not praised prefer it and as an alternative seen as a disappointment by Sony and PlayStation. Discussing that with former God of Battle and Twisted Metallic director David Jaffe on a latest livestream, Ross additionally revealed another pitches Bend Studio made after a sequel to Days Gone was rejected. 

As first reported by Video Games Chronicle, Ross mentioned he was particularly occupied with rebooting PlayStation’s long-dormant Resistance sequence, which was created by Insomniac Video games again within the PlayStation 3 era. Just like the pitch to Days Gone 2, although, it was rejected. 

“The pitch I was making was, ‘open-world Resistance would be f**king rad,’” Ross advised Jaffe. “There were all of these open-world loops that we figured out…it almost wrote itself with Resistance: there were so many aspects of that property that lent itself to open-world gameplay. But they weren’t interested in that either. I don’t know how well it sold.”

Ross additionally revealed that after the pitch for Days Gone 2, which would have included a “shared universe with co-op play,” was rejected, he was requested if Bend Studio may reboot Syphon Filter. Nonetheless, Ross didn’t actually have any curiosity in such a factor. 

“It was just an ask: ‘Are there any other IPs that we have that we can use?’ and the only other IP was Syphon Filter,” Ross mentioned. “But honestly, I have zero ideas on how to reboot Syphon Filter. I was not interested in that at all. It was almost like a ‘keep them busy’ type of question: ‘Hey guys, why don’t you come up with something for Syphon Filter while we figure out what we’re confident in pitching.’ So I don’t think it was ever genuine.” 

It appears a reboot of any type was not within the works for Bend Studio, as final 12 months it revealed that it is working on a new IP. Whereas ready to see what that’s, try our ideas on the studio’s newest in Game Informer’s Days Gone review. Examine the PlayStation 5 performance upgrades Days Gone received after that. 

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]

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