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[Rumor] Dying Light 2 to be revealed at E3

Oct 28, 2017
1,689
#1
Ok, I've come across this just now so I thought I'd share, take it with a grain of salt though since I'm not sure of the author's track record, he did find out and report about DL1 getting delayed before it actually happened back in the day, so make of that what you will.

Jak udało mi się ustalić w kilku niezależnych źródłach, także wśród byłych i obecnych pracowników Techlandu, firma pracuje nad Dying Light 2.

Obecnie studio skupia się na przygotowaniu wysokiej jakości trailera, który ma być zaprezentowany podczas zbliżających się targów E3 w Los Angeles (12-14 czerwca). Na pytanie, czy w związku z premierą samodzielnego dodatku Dying Light: Bad Blood, który skupia się na rozgrywce wieloosobowej w stylu battle royale, jest szansa na rozwinięcie go w Dying Light 2 usłyszałem, że „jest to bardzo prawdopodobne”. Bad Blood ma być pierwszym prawdziwym testem dla tego trybu w świecie DL. Dostałem też potwierdzenie, że zwlekano z zapowiedzią, gdyż nadal wspierana jest pierwsza część Dying Light oraz zespół skupia się na wspomnianym Bad Blood. Brzmi całkowicie logicznie.
source: https://graczpospolita.pl/zapowiedz-dying-light-2/

Here's translation of the most important bit from the article:

"I've managed to determine by a few independent sources, as well as both current and ex Techland employees, that the company is working on Dying Light 2.

Currently the studio is focused on preparing a high quality trailer, which is going to be presented during upcoming E3 in Los Angeles [12-14 June]. When asked if due to the release of standalone DLC Dying Light: Bad Blood, which focuses on multiplayer battle royale gameplay, there was a chance to expand on it in Dying Light 2, the answer was "it's highly probable". Bad Blood is supposed to be a first major test for such a mode in the world of Dying Light. I've also received a confirmation the the announcement of DL2 was constantly being put off because the first game was still receiving support and the team was focused on aforementioned Bad Blood addon. Seems quite reasonable."

Also worth noting, Techland is working on another big project and it's not Hellraid, which supposedly "was definitively deleted/cancelled". No details on what it is though, at least not yet.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,660
#5
There's a 99% chance of this being true.

Techland announced 12 months of free DLC for Dying Light 1 leading up to E3 2018 a year ago.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,842
#8
Its development has been an open secret for awhile not, it was just a matter of when it gets announced.

Hopefully this is true because Dying Light was an absolute gem.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,660
#10
Also worth noting, Techland is working on another big project and it's not Hellraid, which supposedly "was definitively deleted/cancelled". No details on what it is though, at least not yet.
This is a four player co-op fantasy WRPG IIRC. It's not Hellraid though in that they wanted the setting to be more exciting/less generic than Hellraid's was.
 
Nov 1, 2017
492
#23
I'd play a Dying Light 2. The first one was entertaining enough, though the ending was really shitty in my opinion.
 
Oct 28, 2017
4,948
#25
To be fair, the story probably dragged it down. Its very stereotypical zombie apocalypse story wise. But man, that gameplay and the world they crafted was so rad.
That's the only thing I could figure because, as you pointed out, the mechanics are fantastic.

I actually think the Parkor in this game surpasses Mirror's Edge.
 
Oct 28, 2017
4,948
#35
Yeah me too... it is definitely underrated, though luckily not underappreciated, game got some following and sold pretty well.

0:05 <3

I remember thinking it would be solid but unspectacular based on the reviews and ended up floored at the quality of the verticality and the combat.

Also, the Day/Night mechanics were really well done. I loved the race to get to shelter and spending the night in some cold, isolated place knowing you were surrounded by literal monsters.
 
Oct 25, 2017
233
#36
LOVED the first one. Been horrible at completing games the last few years, but that was one I gladly saw through to the end. Down for more.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,668
California
#37
The first one is really underated. Yeah the story was bad, but everything else was so good :0

I remember I got it for 20 dollars when it was brand new due to a pricing error. Woulda never picked it up, otherwise, so I'm glad I did.
 
Mar 4, 2018
1,219
#39
Will gaming companies please stop? I can’t make it through the day with all the fatigue. Try something not getting released every month!
 
Nov 8, 2017
803
#42
Seems about expected. The studios that released games in 2015 (e.g Techland, Avalanche,CDProjekt, Fromsoftware, Rocksteady) are all beginning to showcase/release their upcoming projects for the coming year or so.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,491
#43
I'll happily buy and play a Dying Light 2 -- especially after how well they did by their customers with the first game. Insane amount of free post release content. I'm excited.