Techland hosted a second AMA regarding the development of Dying Light 2. And while that elusive release date remains, the developers have provided more information about the game, including its open-world mechanics, as well as factions and connections to the original game.
To begin, Dying Light 2 will take place 15 years later Dying light, and does not depend on how familiar the players are with the first game. Also, the characters in Dying light won’t necessarily return, although protagonist Kyle Crane is always mentioned, and his decisions from the first game can still affect what happens in the sequel.
On a related note, when asked about ties to the first game, chief game designer Tymon Smektała did not specifically state which ending of the original game’s DLC was canonical. However, Smektała declared that “the events Dying Light 2 and the events that led to Dying Light 2 are very closely linked to what happened in the first game. ”
When it comes to factions, the global relief effort will appear, albeit mostly in the form of open-world events. In fact, associate producer Julia Szynkaruk says there will be a lot more open-world events. Dying Light 2 than there was in the first game. “GRE is such a huge organization, and they have left so many marks on the map.”
As for the main factions of the game, players will have the option to either join the militaristic peacekeepers and their mission to exterminate all the infected, or join the survivors, who aim to adapt to the new world. . There is also a third faction, the Renegades, who will clash with players regardless of your side.
Dying Light 2 is currently in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC, with a 2021 release date.