Days Gone’s director leaves PlayStation’s Bend Studio

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 16:33 GMT

While the project’s writer departed last year.

The director of 2019’s Days Gone Jeff Ross is leaving Sony’s Bend Studios.

In a post on Twitter, the game director said that this week was his last at the developer and in PlayStation’s first-party stable. He didn’t say if he had another role in the pipeline but did say that he plans to move to Chicago once the coronavirus pandemic has died down.

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“I’m incredibly proud of all the games I got to make but also looking forward to new challenges ahead,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Days Gone’s writer and director John Garvin said on Twitter that he has also left Bend Studios. Also taking to Twitter, the developer said that he hasn’t been at the developer “for over a year” and has instead been focusing on personal projects.

Days Gone came out in April 2019 to mixed reviews. At the time, VG247 called its story “very dumb” and pointed out a variety of technical issues, as well as how it didn’t compare the Sony’s other first-party line-up.

The title has come to the PlayStation 5 running at 60fps at a dynamic 4K resolution.

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