Days Gone Will Receive a Photo Mode at Launch | Is it Good?
PlayStation 4™ – US,EU, JAPAN & ASIA
SIE Bend Studio‘s PS4 exclusive upcoming zombie biker adventure game, Days Gone, is now all set for its worldwide release on the 26th of April. Now that it has officially gone gold, Jeff Ross, Game Director of Bend Studio took this opportunity to reveal the implementation of Photo Mode in the game.
What to Expect?
Photo Mode will allow the players to capture all different shots of Deacon, the post-apocalyptic Oregon-setting, and the breathtaking vistas from the game.
Since Days Gone features a regular day and night cycle, multiple biomes, and weather types, Photo Mode will be the perfect tool for you to capture all of these moments as if you’re capturing these images by a real camera in real life.
We’re giving players all the tools they need to capture and share these breathtaking vistas and the unique sandbox gameplay moments Days Gone makes possible. The vast Central Oregon wilderness is so beautifully crafted and rendered in Days Gone it’s easy to forget that you’re playing a game. Our aim with Photo Mode was to make players feel like they’re manipulating a real camera in the real world. – Jeff Ross
If you’re familiar with Photo Mode, most of the basic features that it contains will also be in Days Gone’s photo mode such as various filters, facial expressions, logo options, custom frames, and the ability to toggle off your bike’s visibility whenever.
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More so, players can find a Lens panel that can be used to work with the picture’s Field of View, Focal Distance, Aperture, and Film Grain. Ross continued, “One of the first features we developed for Photo Mode was the inclusion of Focus Lock, which allows users to set a permanent focus point that stays sharp no matter where they move the camera.”
But, that’s not all. Ross explained further the game’s advanced photo mode, which can be seen in his quoted statement below:
But the pièce de résistance is our Advanced Mode where users can fine-tune their final shots by manipulating 55 different settings across Bloom, Color Grading, and Color Depth Grading panels. We worked closely with members of our Art team, including some Hollywood veterans, to help define the essential properties to capture all the power and flexibility that comes with professional photo editing software. This is the very same interface our artists used to author the filter presets that ship with the game. Players can even use one of our presets as a starting point to learn how Advanced Mode works, then use it a baseline to creating their own filter that can be saved to one of five preset slots for easy reuse later.
So, PlayStation 4 owners, get your photography skills ready as Photo Mode will also be available alongside the game’s launch.
Days Gone was first revealed at E3 2016. This is an open-world action game that sets in the harsh wilderness in the high-deserts of the Pacific Northwest. The protagonist, Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who rides the broken road happens to have an existential crisis on how to survive in the devastating globe pandemic place to find a reason to be alive. Devastation, desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret and hope. Deacon St. John must confront this tragedy to live with hope.
Where to Buy?
Days Gone is now available for pre-order in US, Europe, Japan and Asia versions here at Playasia. Click the button below to pre-order yours now!
- Open World – Using the power of PlayStation 4 and Unreal Engine 4, Days Gone offers an incredibly realistic and detailed open-world experience. Vast and hostile environments can be fully explored on the back of Deacon’s Drifter bike. Abandoned vehicles can be searched for useful items
- Brutal Sandbox Combat – Exemplifying true, free-form gameplay, Days Gone offers freedom to explore, strategize and play “your way.” Every challenge can be approached and completed in an almost infinite number of ways
- Unique Enemies – In addition to human Drifters, marauders, and militia, Deacon must face a wilderness overrun by Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving
- Unique Setting – The harsh high-desert of the Pacific Northwest offers a large variety of environments in a single geographical area. One minute Deacon can be riding through a pristine forest, a snowfield, a lush meadow, and the next to be in the harsh desert lava fields
Read more about the game here.