E3 2018 – Techland unveils Dying Light 2 at Microsoft E3 conference

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Developer Techland has showcased Dying Light 2 for the first time, at Microsoft’s E3 press conference.

The Polish studio brought acclaimed game writer Chris Avellone (whose credits include Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Neverwinter Nights and Fallout: New Vegas) onto the stage at Microsoft’s event to introduce the sequel to the popular 2015 open world zombie-survival game. 

Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka said: “We are very close to our community, and we’ve clearly heard their requests for the new game. I know we kept them waiting, so I’m more than excited to finally announce: Dying Light 2 is coming. Dying Light 2 will be a truly bold sequel, combining the much loved Dying Light DNA with completely new ways to play. For the first time in the franchise, players will have the power to decide the fate of a decaying metropolis with their own choices and actions. Across the story, the melee combat, the parkour movement, and other aspects of the game, we’re giving players a completely new level of freedom.” 

In the above gameplay trailer, you can see the mechanic which alters the environment according to player choices in effect. Techland promised that in Dying Light 2, “Each player’s gameplay experience will be unique.” The company added: “Dying Light 2 brings to life a unique post-apocalyptic vision of the Modern Dark Ages – a brutal, bleak and unforgiving reality where you are as likely to perish at the hand of a human as you are by the infected. In this exhausted world, your quick thinking, exceptional parkour abilities and brutal combat skills are the only things that let you dive into darkness and emerge alive.”

Despite being announced at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, Dying Light 2 will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. As yet, Techland has not put a time-frame on Dying Light 2’s release, but you might want to keep an eye on its official website for more information.

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