The release of open world action adventure Days Gone has been pushed back to 2019.

Sony broke the news to Eurogamer over the weekend.

It's possible the decision to delay was made in order to avoid, Read Dead Redemption 2 – Activision is releasing this year's Call of Duty a month early, likely for that same reason.

Days Gone is an open-world action adventure game set in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA, two years after a global pandemic has wiped out the majority of the population and turned others into feral creatures called Freakers (read: zombies).

Players will control protagonist Deacon St. John, a drifter, motorcyclist, and bounty hunter.

"It’s about desperation, hope, transformation, loss, madness, discovery, friendship, exploration, brotherhood, regret and love," said SIE Bend Studio creative director John Garvin at the game's reveal in 2016.

"In the end, Days Gone is about what makes us human."

Bend's last release was the PS Vita card game Uncharted: Fight For Fortune in 2012.