The developer stated that the two games are only similar in that they are both about killing zombies.
We’ve been able to learn a lot of details about Days Gone recently thanks to 157 rapid fire questions asked by GameInformer to the developers of the game. Among other things, we have learnt how long the game will be and also about its performance on the PS4 Pro. The developers also commented on the frequent comparisons made between their game and The Last of Us.
People have been quick to point out comparisons between Days Gone and The Last Of Us since both games feature zombies. However, the similarities don’t seem to extend much beyond that. When asked if they were sick of all the comparisons to The Last of Us, the developers stated that they were and that the games were similar only in that they are both ““third-person action adventure game[s] where you’re killing creatures”.
Hopefully, this will stop people from making more of these comparisons. Days Gone is set to release exclusively for the PS4 at some point in 2019.