Bend Studio begins development of new open-world, multiplayer project

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A shiny new look for Days Gone devs

Bend Studio, the Sony subsidiary behind survival horror wilderness title Days Gone, announced that it has started development on a brand new project — one that it hopes will advance the open-world adventure, excitement, and engagement of its aforementioned monster-bashing biker epic.

“We are currently working on a new IP that includes multiplayer and builds upon the open-world systems of Days Gone, but brings you a whole new world that we are extremely excited to craft for you,” said community manager Kevin McAllister in comments to PlayStation Blog. “We cannot wait to reveal it to you when the time is right.”

The comments come almost a year to the day that Bend Studio announced it would venture into new IP territory for its next project, news that came as something of a consolation prize to the controversial story that a Days Gone sequel was canned by Sony, despite the team feeling very passionate toward the idea of creating one. As I said at the time, you sometimes have to “do the thing to do the thing”, and if Bend delivers a major hit for Sony with this new project, then perhaps the parent company will see to making Days Gone 2 a reality.

In related news, Bend Studio also revealed its new branding, complete with a snazzy new logo. The company has opened up numerous job listings for a wide variety of designers, coders, artists, and animators. You can check out the vacancies over on the official Bend Studio website.

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