Remember Dying Light?
Sometimes, one can’t help but wonder what it says about the zeitgeist when the video game industry is releasing zombie game after zombie game. Still, said trend has provided us with a number of true gems, with an excellent example being the open-world survival horror Dying Light. Now, Techland is focused on Dying Light 2, which will be released at some time in the future for the PlayStation 4, the XBox One, and the PC.
What Can We Expect From Dying Light 2?
For starters, it is interesting to note that Dying Light 2 has brought on Chris Avellone as a narrative designer. Said individual is a true veteran of the video game industry, seeing as how he has been involved in something along the lines of 30 games over the course of his career so far. However, Avellone tends to be best-known for his involvement with RPGs, with examples including but not limited to Planescape: Torment, Fallout: New Vegas, and the new System Shock that is being made at the moment. As a result, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that Dying Lights 2 will be featuring a lot more RPG elements, which are intended to provide players with a stronger emotional connection to their player characters.
However, the people behind Dying Light 2 have emphasized that the “choices and consequences” part of RPGs won’t be showing up as a dialogue choice. Instead, players will choose by playing through the game in their own particular way, which in turn, will have consequences in the open world. Something that makes perfect sense because while Dying Light 2 will be incorporating more RPG elements, it remains a cross between an action-adventure game and a survival horror game at heart. As a result, if interested individuals were concerned about Dying Light 2 being less exciting than its predecessor, they should know that overcoming its human and zombie foes promises to be even better this time around.