From USA Today: “The Walking Dead meets Sons of Anarchy that was the original pitch for Days Gone, according to game director Jeff Ross.

Where The Walking Dead had a great influence on us was the prison season, he tells FTW. Theyre homesteading within this massively protected fence and boundary. Im like, Yeah, thats what I would do. You want to be secure, go to the secure facilities. I was like, Wow, this is a lived-in world. These guys live here and then they go beyond the gates to find stuff and run into all kinds of trouble. Theres a loop there. Thats gameplay. Theres an overworld.

Source: N4G PC The story behind Days Gone and the sequel that never was