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Key Bend Studio Figure Shares Shocking Tweet On Sony’s Treatment Despite Massive Success

Published 01/06/2022, 10:17 AM EST

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Sony’s former employee, who worked as the game director for the popular PlayStation exclusive Days Gone, recently opened up about his experience in the company. Sony Interactive Entertainment is one of the biggest names in the gaming industry and they are also the parent company of PlayStation.

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The game director of Days Gone, Jeff Ross, shared that despite the success of their 2019 title, the company’s local studio management always made the entire team feel like the game was a disappointment. On the 5th of Jan 2022, Jeff shared this on Twitter as a reply to the 2020 release Ghost of Tsushima’s major milestone achievement tweet.


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Ghost of Tsushima released in July 2020 and has been a success, recently crossing the 8-million mark for copies sold.

Ross talked about how when he left Sony, Days Gone had already sold over 8-million copies and had been out for more than a year. However, despite the title’s success, it was treated as a “big disappointment” by the management. He also mentioned how the title has a million+ sales on Steam, which is no small achievement.

Shawn Layden, who also worked with Sony previously as the executive vice-president, congratulated Jeff on the achievement and also remembered his presence at the Launch Day of Days Gone.

Days Gone achievements and fans’ reaction

Jeff definitely has a point because when it comes to the popularity of Days Gone. Since its launch, this game has made its name in the gaming community and fans have enjoyed playing this title.

In fact, due to its popularity, this game also got a PC port despite being a PlayStation Exclusive game. Speaking of PC ports, not all PlayStation games are worthy enough to get a PC launch, but this game did that. Let’s have a look at a few fans’ reactions to this:


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Swetabh Shekhar


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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.
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