PS: “I really like Days Gone. I wouldn’t say I was particularly excited for the apocalyptic open worlder, but somehow it’s become one of my favourites of the year. I can accept that it’s a flawed title that’s not doing anything especially special, but occasionally a bang average game comes along that appeals to me more than a so-called blockbuster. Objectively I know Deacon St. John’s inaugural adventure has plenty of issues, but I’ve really enjoyed it. Sue me.
I don’t want a sequel, however. While the early sales numbers suggest that we may be seeing the origins of a brand new series here, I think there’s a gap in the market that Bend Studio could fill if it returned to its roots. I’m talking about Syphon Filter, of course – a franchise that’s always hovered around the periphery of the mainstream gaming landscape, perhaps never quite scoring the commercial and critical respect that it deserves.”