Dying Light 2 has been in development for a long time now, and the game looks to be bigger and better than the first game in every single way.
Techland have recently had to come out in defense of the games development progress after multiple outlets reported issues behind the scenes, and even called the development a “complete mess”. Now, in their first public development update in over a year, Techland explained to fans why we haven’t seen much footage of the game since it’s announcement at E3 back in 2018.
“This is a huge and complex project and we needed time to make sure it will live up to our vision,” Techland explained. “All of us here are putting our hearts into delivering a game that you will keep playing for months.”
Senior Technology Programmer Lukaz Burdka gave a little more detail on what we can expect to see from Dying Light 2. Discussing how large the games world will be.
“The estimate that the map in Dying Light 2 is four times bigger than that of the original game is the most precise estimate that we can provide,” Burdka said during an interview with WCCFTech. “The map of Dying Light 2 is much more vertical and gives many more exploration opportunities, so the city feels even bigger than it is.”
While the map will be bigger, Techland also spend more time filling the world with “unique gameplay challenges, memorable stories, and interesting exploration possibilities” an important feature in open world games to make the world feel less empty.
None of the senior members from the Techland team wanted to address the rumours of poor working conditions at the studio, which has lead to many personnel changes. Nor did they want to discuss the troubled development, instead simply saying the team was putting their all into making Dying Light 2 the best game it could be.
Dying Light 2 is expected to arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC later this year.