Developer Techland, the same team behind Dead Island, is well known for their zombie games. And with their latest game, Dying Light 2, Techland is looking to completely overhaul their previous iterations on the formula. The company also has a dedicated team still contributing DLC to the first game. That same team has already pushed out 10 pieces of DLC in the last year.
Dying Light 2 is set for an early 2020 launch on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, but there are also apparently plans to bring the zombie action title to next-gen consoles like the Scarlett and PS5 around that same time. The plan according to Techland is to release Dying Light 2 as a cross-generational game, optimized for the latest versions of gaming consoles.
According to statements from Techland’s Chief Technology Officer Paweł Rohleder, it’s confirmed that Dying Light 2 will be a cross-generation title.
The gameplay within this particular mix of zombies and freerunning is an evolution as well. Technically the game is already impressive, but the expanded levels and an increased enemy variety compared to the first game offers a lot more challenge. Dying Light 2 also has plenty of new areas to explore and missions to undertake. Players are encouraged to do just that as well, as the new game will put a huge emphasis on player choice, offering multiple diverging paths within the story.
The player can also choose their own path within the world, as Rohleder explains, “Dying Light 2 is designed to allow the player to play any number of roles – helpful benefactor, selfish looter, ruthless pragmatist, betrayer, or even a trickster if they wish, and you can definitely turn the factions against themselves and individuals against each other.”
Dying Light 2 is set for an early 2020 launch on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, with releases for next-generation consoles after that.