Earlier this week, Days Gone writer and director John Garvin went on a social media rant, blaming “whack reviewers” for Open Worlder’s higher-than-expected Metacritic score. Those messages, after going viral, have since been set to private. And now Sony Band, Developer of the gamehas issued a statement distancing himself from his former employee.
In a public message on Twitter, the studio said: “We are aware of the comments made by our previous creative director on Days Gone regarding his critical reception of our intellectual property. Band Studio does not share his sentiments, nor do they reflect the views of our team. Our studio is extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished on Days Gone, and grateful to each and every developer who poured their heart and soul into it.
The statement continued: “We are incredibly humbled by the support of our Days Gone community and we will continue to share your enthusiasm for our world and characters as we look to the future.”
In a Twitter tirade, Garvin – a veteran of the studio who also played a key role in the creation of the Siphon Filter series – appeared to blame his programming team for the critical reception of Days Gone, alleging that “woke . reviewers” simply “could not relate” to the content of the release.
Garvin left the developer a few years ago, and Sony Band is currently working on a new intellectual property for the PS5 that will “build on the deep open world systems” first explored in Days Gone.
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