Techland announcement of Dying Light 2 release in 2020 raised many questions. It is the sequel to the wildly popular zombie killing game Dying Light. 2020 is the year when the next generation of consoles will be released, so what gen consoles would it be on? Techland has now told everyone that it is will be a cross-gen game.
This means that it will be available on both the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett AND PS4 and Xbox One. The exact date of the release is still a mystery though.
Techland’s Chief Technology Officer Pawel Rohleder told Wccftech that this was in works since the beginning.
The plan since the beginning of production has been to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation title” since the studio “always has an eye on the latest new toys!
Even though the people at Techland claim that the game has been made from ground up with the next-gen consoles, is this actually true? I certainly do think that Dying Light 2 will have some features nerfed to accommodate the previous generation’s consoles. After all, most ports turn out to be rickety messes.
The PS5 has been confirmed by Sony. It had been long rumored that the PS5 would be released soon but it was announced rather suddenly. Other details have yet not been revealed. But the preorder price on the Swedish site MediaMarkt is quite a hefty price tag. However, soon this may still be less than what the final price tag stands at if Trump’s tariffs go through.
Since most of these consoles are already slim to none profit margins, the increased profits become a necessity. PS5 is packing some impressive hardware but the Xbox Scarlett might prove to be fair competition.
Microsoft has been coy about the Xbox Project Scarlett. But it has recently announced it will be released in Holiday 2020 alongside Halo Infinite as a launch title. This means that the next-gen port of Dying Light 2 could be expected around that time as well.
Techland apparently has a small team in its offices focusing on a DLC for the original Dying Light. This means you can definitely expect to see people speedrunning through the original and the sequel.