The release of Sony's exclusive title, Days Gone, is nearly upon us, with all but a day left before it becomes available. Developer Bend Studio has wasted no time revealing that free DLC will make its way in June, inclusive of a fourth difficulty mode.
Sony says that the game will release with a "30+ hour golden path" and many more hours of open world hordes, ambush camps, infestation zones, mysterious NERO checkpoints, and dynamic events, whether it's played on Easy, Normal, or Hard. Another difficulty mode called Survival is set for June, and will see all maps and UI indicators vacate players' screens as they scramble to outlast hordes of zombies.
"Survival difficulty mode tests players by daring them to beat the story with increased difficulty settings, no fast travel or Survival Vision, and an immersive HUD that removes maps and indicators from the gameplay screen," Sony notes via the PlayStation Blog. "Every tweak and change made is designed to further immerse players and ratchet up the tension to make this the definitive survival experience."
The game will also introduce a new Bike, Horde, or Combat challenge every week, beginning in June. Sony says the challenges will take key gameplay features and change them up into unique ways of earning additional rewards and items. More information regarding specific challenges will be revealed later on.
They also promise that players will have something to show for their trouble if they beat Survival mode, as well as the various challenges, with new trophies and unique bike skins up for grabs.
All of the content coming out in June will be free to existing Days Gone owners. The only thing needed to access the DLC is an active internet connection.
Days Gone's release has gone through two delays just so that players could have the best experience possible. It will finally make its highly anticipated drop on April 26th. Let's see if it lives up to the hype.