Sony Interactive Entertainment Bend Studio, the developers behind the Syphon Filer series, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and – more recently – Days Gone, is hiring senior staff for a new AAA game. The game, while unnamed at this moment is undoubtedly heading to PlayStation 5, and it’s certainly a hint that Days Gone 2 could be in the works.
There are currently two job postings as of the time of this writing. One is for a Senior Staff Technical Artist, and the other is for the role of a Senior Audio Programmer. These listings are asking for applicants with experience in creating “cinematic-quality facial articulation” and supporting 3D audio, two things that were big features in Days Gone and two things that would be a necessity for a Days Gone Sequel and, quite honestly, something we’d welcome in a new Syphon Filer game too.
The increased hope in a Days Gone sequel goes all the way back to last year when Studio Director, Chris Reese, said “this is a world that we want to keep breathing more life into, and explore many, many different avenues.” There’s no better way to do exactly that than to either port Days Gone over to PS5 with fresh content or release a full-on sequel. I guess I’d be happy either way, but a sequel sounds much better than a remaster to me.
The one thing you need to remember is that you won’t be hearing much about whatever this AAA game is for at least a year. If the studio is still in the hiring phase, there’s a good chance the studio has hardly progressed past the main story of the game, if it has even made it that far.