Days Gone was recently delayed from its 2018 release window to 2019. This one year delay is rather surprising since the release year was confirmed just at the end of the last year by SIE Worldwide Studios’ president Shuhei Yoshida at PSX 2017. The delay was confirmed as soon as the news about it was leaked through the official PlayStation Website. The new release window is just 2019 however this could be purely a business decision from Sony.
Days Gone delay had nothing to do with its development as shared by analyst Daniel Ahmed, who reveals that the development on it was going smoothly. The developers were actually ahead of the milestones set by Sony for the release date. The decision to delay it could be purely a business one as Sony likely wanted to get the game out of the way for potential huge third party games especially Red Dead Redemption 2, which is now set to launch in October.
Days Gone is an open world survival horror game from Sony Bend Studio. They have previously worked on the Syphon Filter IP and this is their first major project for the PS4. It was announced at E3 2016 and then further showcased at E3 2017. The announcement of the delay could potentially point towards a release date confirmation at the upcoming E3 in June 2018.