During their adventure through the huge map of Days Gone, fans have discovered a number of elements and details that connect them to the Siphon Filter series. Are they simple winks or Bend Studios is giving clues about a new game in the saga? We warn of the presence of Days Gone spoilers in the text.
Siphon Filter is a veteran series of games developed by the previous stage of Bend Studios and that brought the player to a history of spies. Although there have been no news about this since 2007, rumors about a new game have been kept alive for more than a decade, and now, have been stoked by the large number of elements shared with Days Gone.
The most obvious element may be the plot. In Syphon Filter, agent Gabe Logan, was striving to stop a bioterrorist threat that sought to release a genetically modified virus in the world. Interestingly, the complicated situation in which the world of Days Gone, and its mutants Freakers, could share certain connections with that virus, as would be inferred from certain elements of the plot.
The first of these elements, it would be when the players meet with the employees of NERO, the remnants of the agency in charge of containing the Days Gone virus. The similarity of their uniforms with those of the Chemical and Biological Defense Command, CBDC, which helps Gabe in Siphon Filter is undeniable. While these prevention suits usually have a striking yellow color. More concrete is a dialogue between some NERO agents that would confirm that the expansion of the virus could actually be the consequence of a terrorist act, and an associated document would also add the suspicion that it is a virus created by bioengineering.
The laboratory in Cloverdale where Sarah, Deacon’s wife, works adds more data that directly relates the names used in the Siphon Filter that are part of the plot of Days Gone and are closely related to the creation of the virus that create the Freakers. The final proof in this regard would be found after the game is over, and that is that the 18 pieces of IPCA technology end up forming an IPCA paralyzing gun. An especially curious pistol that bears the initials GL, a detail that many fans take for granted that is a reference to Gabe Logan and his Air Taser, whose design is surprisingly similar.
Without official confirmation, nobody can assure that Days Gone is a game that runs in the same continuity as the Syphon Filter saga, but the parallels are many to deny some intentionality of the developers to make a nod to their old projects, or as some fans comment, such Once for a return of the Siphon Filter.
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