The release of new zombie game 'Days Gone' has been delayed until 2019.

Days Gone from Sony Bend

Days Gone from Sony Bend

The much-hyped first party survival horror from Sony Bend for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) was due to launch some time this year.

But Sony has now told GameSpot: "We can confirm that 'Days Gone' will now be releasing in 2019 and we will keep you updated on the launch date."

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida had announced 'Days Gone' would be released in 2018 at the PlayStation Experience in December 2017 and the game also appeared in the 'What to Look Forward to in 2018' newsletter.

'Days Gone' was first announced at the E3 trade event in 2016. It is being developed by Bend Studio, which previously made 'Uncharted: Golden Abyss' on PS Vita and the 'Syphon Filter 'series.

Little is known about what to expect from the zombie game - a preview has shown a glimpse of the same section played during both day and night.

Meanwhile, it was recently confirmed that Sony's much-anticipated 'Detroit: Become Human' will be released on May 25.

The neo-noir thriller focuses on a near-future world in which AI robots are indistinguishable from humans, and is set to become available on the PS4 in less than three months' time.

Studio boss David Cage acknowledged that the title explores some controversial issues.

But he also hopes that 'Detroit: Become Human' will spark some debates that he considers to be necessary.

He said: "This game may be seen as controversial as it explores a number of sensitive topics that some people may consider inappropriate or taboo for video games, but maybe this is the most fascinating aspect of 'Detroit'.

"We hope that it sparks some meaningful conversations and we're looking forward to hearing what you think about it."