In a recent interview, Dying Light 2 producer Kornel Jaskula spoke about the approach to content that developer Techland has taken for its upcoming survival horror action role-playing video game. Techland has recently promised to showcase Dying Light 2 at E3 2019, with hopefully a release date or some gameplay news emerging about the title. Jaskula, on the other hand, focused on how the story was engineered to get gamers to play it "again and again."
In fact, it's apparently impossible to see everything in one playthrough, and there are so many paths that Techland isn't even sure how many branching storylines exist in Dying Light 2. This is due to a focus on decision-making and how every story mission and side quest can have a reaction in the city, ranging from its composition to the citizens and even how some opportunities present themselves.
One way Dying Light 2 accomplishes this is through its new Wildcard Factions. Players will have to contend with the Peacekeepers, the Scavengers, and other factions that influence the formation of the city, with differing goals leading to the restoration of some areas and the usage of vehicles being expanded or limited by decisions (which has been hinted at being expanded post-launch).
It's so much that Jaskula says, "It’s almost like we are creating several games worth of content right now." With the way the game is being designed, players will miss out on some content, which is exactly what Techland wants. Having so much content and branching storylines will likely lead to a high rate of replayability that keeps players coming back to Dying Light 2 for single player and multiplayer (the studio has promised no battle royale mode, though).
"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," Jaskula also said. Overall, the studio appears to be highly confident in the sheer amount of content in Dying Light 2, and that it'll keep players engaged after its eventual release. E3 2019, where more will be learned, takes place in June, and Dying Light 2 is only one of the E3 2019 games currently confirmed for the prestigious gaming event.
Dying Light 2 currently lacks an official release date, but it is in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.