If you haven't played Dying Light, you totally need to. It's one of the best co-op games out there that features best-in-class first-person gameplay mechanics, ranging from detailed melee combat to amazing parkour and climbing. It's a baseline for what other sandbox games should be striving for and still, very few games have.
It's only downfall is that it got repetitive later in the game and there wasn't much to craft or play with on the weapons front after a few hours. Still, we spent a great many of hours dodging zombies and crafting supplies and we can't wait to do it again in Dying Light 2.
We knew Techland had something to show at E3 2018 and figured it would be a Dying Light sequel, but we did not expect a surprise world premiere at the Xbox briefing. And not only did we get a trailer, but Techland showcased first look Dying Light gameplay footage as well along with the promise that player actions have real consequences. Check out the video below for a clear example of how this works in-game. They also boldly claim that Dying Light 2 will is a "radically improved installment."
Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka:
“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. ”
Dying Light 2 is set to be released on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. The game is powered by the C-Engine, a new generation of Techland’s in-house technology dedicated to open-world action-adventure and action-RPG games.
The bold sequel to the open-world phenomenon, 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. Make morally grey decisions and witness how they impact the world at multiple levels, shape the transformation of the City, and ultimately decide its fate.