Techland have confirmed that Dying Light 2 will be coming to the next generation of consoles, Microsoft’s Project Scarlett and whatever Sony decide to call the PlayStation 5.
WCCFTech spoke to Techland chief technology officer Paweł Rohleder and he confirmed the game will be available on current and next gen. “Techland always has an eye on the latest new toys!” he said, “To be more specific — yes, the plan since the beginning of production has been to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation title.”
It was also revealed that for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro they are aiming to have the game running at 1920×1080, and that you can also play the game in a number of different ways.
“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,” explained producer Chris Avellone. “There may be many instances where such behaviour earns rewards, both expected and some unexpected… but unexpected consequences as well. While you can orchestrate chaos, there’s also the danger of being swept up in it as well.”
“We have created our playable character with a certain goal in mind,” adds Kornel Jaskula, another producer on the game. “We want Aiden to be a mere vessel, a shell that the player fills with their decisions. The Aiden that emerges in the end will be shaped by the player’s own moral compass.”
The game lets players take on the role of Aidan Caldwell and is set fifteen years after the events of the first game, the ‘Modern Dark Ages’, with Aiden trying to survive in The City, a post-apocalyptic outpost. There’s factional rivalries playing out in the shadow of the zombie ravaged humans that roam the Earth, and the big twist is that Aiden himself is infected.
Dying Light 2 will be released in Spring 2020 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, presumably with the next gen versions to follow at a later date, perhaps as launch titles.