When it was revealed at E3 2018, Dying Light 2 came as a welcome surprise for gamers across the world.
After all, Techland’s original zombie-slaying parkour game was something of a smash hit with gamers despite lukewarm critical reception.
An expansive, well-received DLC followed, and fans are now desperate to jump back into the world when the sequel releases at a yet unannounced time.
Set fifteen years after the events of Dying Light, new information has been released that promises that the upcoming sequel will be even bigger than the first game.
Recently, Techland producer Kornel Jaskula told Gamesrader that Dying Light 2 will provide fans with a huge amount to do: ‘It’s almost like we are creating several games worth of content right now.’
‘Several games worth of content’ is certainly a bold claim, but the footage we have seen of the game so far definitely looks promising.
Additionally, it has already surfaced that Dying Light 2 will incorporate a narrative that alters due to the choices of the player.
Different factions and groups will react in various ways depending on the actions that you take in the game, leading to a storyline that is filled with hundreds of pathways and options for the gamer.
Jaskula went on to say:
‘Thanks to the variety of stories, missions, content and assets, we believe that it will make players want to play the game again and again, or try to play with other players in co-op to see their worlds.’
All this suggest that there will be a large amount of variety in Dying Light 2, leading to multiple playthroughs simply to see the majority of the game. It’s also going to be exciting to see what different players do with their various settlements.
With so much content promised, it’s possible that Dying Light 2 will be one of the biggest zombie games ever, and it’s bound to provide plenty of surprises.
Previously the game’s producer Kornel Jaskula had suggested the game would be the first game of its type:
“We believe that Dying Light 2 is the first game of its type. It’s going to be a game where your choices will have genuine consequences, from how the world looks, to how the game plays, to the events that occur throughout the story.
“This is an open-world game where you should treat the narrative as a gameplay mechanic.”
Speaking of the world, it has been hinted that the sequel’s map will be almost four times the size of the original Dying Light map.
“Not only is the city bigger at a 2D level, but it’s also more vertical – it’s higher, you could say because it’s like a European metropolis,” Jaskula explained when detailing the principal differences between the new city and Harran.
“There’s also a lot more space to fight on the ground now, especially against human enemies. We needed more space to really challenge the skill of player fighters.”
More information on Dying Light 2 is expected to be announced at the E3 conference next month, so stay tuned to Daily Star Gaming for any and all updates.