After the relative success of Techland’s open-world zombie survival title, Dying Light, the studio decided it is time for a sequel.
Techland announced, during Microsoft’s E3 2018 Xbox briefing, Dying Light 2 is coming to consoles and PC, with no release window discussed so far. The title was known for its dynamic day-and-night cycle, and different types of zombies were present at each time of the day, with varying degrees of violence and danger. However, the game was somewhat criticised for some of its gameplay mechanics and story.
The studio revealed players’ decisions will have a more significant impact on the world around them than it did in the original title. Not only that, Techland aims to eliminate all the previous criticism regarding clunky physics by using a new in-house engine, called C-ENGINE.
The bold sequel to the open-world phenomenon, Dying Light 2 brings to life a unique post-apocalyptic vision of the Modern Dark Ages – a brutal, bleak and unforgiving reality where you are as likely to perish at the hand of a human as you are by the infected. In this exhausted world, your quick thinking, exceptional parkour abilities and brutal combat skills are the only things that let you dive into darkness and emerge alive. Make morally grey decisions and witness how they impact the world at multiple levels, shape the transformation of the City, and ultimately decide its fate.
Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka expressed the importance of the game’s fanbase and how they made sure to listen to all the feedback and deliver a more complete experience.
We are very close to our community, and we’ve clearly heard their requests for the new game. I know we kept them waiting, so I’m more than excited to finally announce: Dying Light 2 is coming. Dying Light 2 will be a truly bold sequel, combining the much loved Dying Light DNA with completely new ways to play. For the first time in the franchise, players will have the power to decide the fate of a decaying metropolis with their own choices and actions. Across the story, the melee combat, the parkour movement, and other aspects of the game, we’re giving players a completely new level of freedom.
The screenshots released depict a crispier and more detailed world, which is a positive sign so far.
Make sure to check out Dying Light 2’s gameplay world premier from E3.