During the PS4’s lifespan, several first-party AAA action adventure games were released. This includes titles like a new God of War game, Uncharted 4, and Horizon: Zero Dawn, all seeing critical and commercial success. Not every one of Sony’s first-party IPs have seen this acclaim, with one of the most polarizing being 2019’s Days Gone. Many critics and fans lambasted the game, where it received middling reviews at launch, especially in comparison to other games released at the time. A former director of the game, Jeff Ross, has been speaking about various aspects of the game, including the design of Days Gone.