Dying Light #developer #Techland is already talking about issuing a sequel after yesterday’s The Following reveal. Dying Light‘s first story-based expansion. And with an expansion, it means a new map, which means far more zombies to shoot. The Following was first shown at Gamescom last week in Cologne with a positive reception that prompted Techland to #release a full reveal trailer. This expansion adds a new map that’s the same size of all the maps in Dying Light‘s base game combined, with more of Kyle Crane’s story.
Players will travel with Kyle to a hazardous back-country where a fanatical cult has established itself. Their beliefs have rather disturbing connections to the zombie outbreak and it will be up to Kyle to infiltrate their ranks and get answers. Along with gaining the cult’s trust in order to go deeper into the organization. Kyle brings along his trusty dirt buggy can be upgraded and customized through its own skill tree, giving zombies and cultists a new lesson in the meaning of pain.
To make this news even more interesting, Techland already have ideas for a Dying Light 2, with one minor issue. Hideo Kojima has been consulting with Techland, as the company’s plans are too ambitious for the current gen console.
Dying Light producer Tymon Smektala outlines their mention of an unannounced project at Gamescom is not Dying Light 2. Not to say there will not be a sequel. Techland is planning for the second Dying Light title which has been quoted as “lots of very ambitious ideas,” with no concrete plans yet. Those ideas might have to wait as the concepts for a sequel are too much for the PS4 and Xbox One to handle.
Tymon Smektala has been quoted with the following about Dying Light 2:
“We also need to check if our concepts are really as good as we think they are, so we need to prototype things. So there is nothing to talk about, and on the other hand there are lots of things going inside our studio where we test, prototype and experiment with stuff. But I think right now we have a very clear idea of what we can do with the IP and with the universe of Dying Light, so expect good things from us.”
As of right now, Dying Light: The Following has no specific release aside from Q1 2016, but Techland has confirmed it will cost $14.99 for Linux, Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Season pass holders will get The Following free of charge.
Techland are really pushing to add more content to the game, and with this new level of success, hopefully they will continue to make great games.