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Techland Making 2 New Games, Maybe Dying Light 2

Dying Light seemed to pass by all of my friends and me too, but its first-person zombie parkour has been a big success for developers Techland. Now the studio are working on two new games, one of which seems likely to be Dying Light 2.

Eurogamer report that studio CEO Paweł Marchewka talked about the studio’s projects at the Digital Dragons conference in Poland.

One of the games will be entirely new. It’s an open-world fantasy game with RPG elements. “Maybe [an RPG] in a slightly bigger sense than Dying Light… [but] it’s RPG elements than RPG game.” Eurogamer also mention that the game will have co-op multiplayer alongside its singleplayer mode, just like Techland’s Dying Light and Dead Island.

This game could well be a revival of Hellraid, the Souls-inspired hack-and-slash that Techland put “on hold” for failing to meet their standards in May of last year. At the time it looked decent to these eyes but seemed to lack any strong central premise.

The other game is being developed by the same Wrocław studio responsible for Dying Light and there was no direct details about the game. However, it seems Marchewka gave a strong hint in response to another question. When asked about the possibility of making a completely new Dead Island game, he responded “No. We had a talk about it but I think Dying Light and Dying Light 2 would be games which are…”. PR manager Anna Lada-Grodzicka finished the thought: “The Dying Light brand is more important for us.”

I say none of my friends seemed to notice Dying Light. Our own Adam definitely didn’t give it a highly favourable review. He definitely hasn’t spent the last last year extolling the virtues of its floor-is-lava approach to zombie fleeing in private to me, hailing it as a sort of forgotten gem. I should play it.

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