Some huge information regarding the upcoming zombie action RPG Dying Light 2 has recently come to light. In addition to how long it takes to beat Dying Light 2, developer Techland revealed its 4-year plan for DLC and content add-ons.
After being one of the most impressive games at E3 2019, Dying Light 2 has picked up a good deal of hype in the past handful of months. The sequel to the surprise hit parkour action game from 2015, which was in turn a spiritual successor to Dead Island, is improving on its narrative elements by focusing more onc choices and consequences, leaning more into the RPG influences this time around.
In an interview with Prankster101 Productions, lead game designer Tymon Smektala spoke about the post-release plans for Dying Light 2. When asked about the DLC plans for the game he said, "Dying Light 1 was supported for 4 years after its release, and the plan for Dying Light 2 is exactly the same."
'We want this game to be supported after its release," the Smektala elaborated. "We know that a lot of fans will be waiting for DLCs, updates, extra stuff they can get their hands on. And we promise to deliver them just that."
The DLC in the first game had one major expansion, The Following, which was well reviewed in general. There were a great deal of other gear and cosmetic add-ons added over the years as well. Hopefully, Dying Light 2 is going all in on its narrative ambitions and plans on creating multiple story-driven expansions in the vein of The Following. A new take on the Dying Light formula similar to what Arkane Studios did with Prey: Mooncrash would be ambitious and exciting, but Dying Light 2 seems to be exactly those two things so far.
In the same interview, the designer also let slip that "the whole content I would say is more than 100 hours." This may be over 100 hours of zombie limb hacking action, but the main story will take players 15-20 hours on a standard playthrough. It's a short stroy, but Dying Light 2's replayability promises choices with meaningful consequences that change the state of the world drastically.
Dying Light 2's gameplay looks like an innovative mix of fast, brutal action and immersive sim quality of environmental storytelling and player choice. For many, it's one of the most exciting releases to look forward to in 2020.
Dying Light 2 launches in 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Prankster101 Productions