Two of Days Gone‘s best-known faces have departed from Sony Bend Studios. Game director Jeff Ross revealed on Twitter that he would be leaving the studio behind the zombie post-apocalyptic sandbox, adding that he was looking forward to “new challenges” in the future:
This week is my last at @PlayStation and @BendStudio. I’m incredibly proud of all the games I got to make, but also looking forward to new challenges ahead. I’ll post about my plans later, but I’ll be moving to Chicago once COVID calms down. #JeffsGone #DaysGone
— Jeff Ross #DaysGone #PlayStation5 #Sony (@JakeRocket) December 1, 2020
Writer and director John Garvin went into more detail in his own Twitter farewell thread, explaining that he had been absent from Sony Bend Studios for over a year already. “Hi all, a quick announcement: I haven’t spoken about this before for various reasons, but I’m no longer with Bend Studio and haven’t been for over a year,” Garvin tweeted, explaining that he had been focused on personal projects since the game was released.