Developer Techland, perhaps best known for its successful series of Dying Light open world action RPGs, is working on an expansive, narrative-driven fantasy epic next.
While we don't have much more to go on than the above image, Dying Light 2 was pretty good, with its biggest issue being that it was incredibly hyped up and endured a lengthy and troublesome development cycle.
The Polish studio has secured some serious industry talent, including developers whose resumes include CD Projekt Red, Ubisoft and Guerilla Games. A highlight is Karolina Strachya, who served as the narrative lead on both The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is kind of a big deal.
What do you think of this new direction for developer Techland? Speculate wildly in the comments section below.
Dying light gameplay in a fantasy world? Sign me up!
I really hope the director for Dying Light 1 and 2 doesn't get in the way of the story because Techland does not know how to write a story at all.
@Nepp67 I thought the story in Dying Light 1 was okay. Not terrible but not great either. Dying Light 2's though was a disappointment.
Ah I wish they’d kept with the Dying Light trilogy after securing such talent. They are so nearly there with a 10/10 zombie game, mix of the first two games with a much better story needed.
Sure this will be great but really looking forward to Dying Light 3.
Good to see a company recognizing its weakness and fixing it by hiring the right people for the job.
Their original vision for their first big title was a King's Field-like game, but they abandoned that for Dying Light. I love the King's Field series that From has now moved on from with the Soulsborne games, and I really dislike Dying Light, so I'm personally super thrilled to get another KF-type of some sort.
I hope they keep the combat style, that's what made Dying Light for me.
They hyped the story up for Dying Light 2 and it turned out crappola so not sure we can trust Techland.
To be fair, if it's a fantasy world, I wouldn't rule out zombies here and there anyway.😄
Forbidden magic revives the dead.
@doctommaso hell yes a kings field like game with dying light combat would be sweet. Minus the stupid degrading weapon to justify the Loot system gimmick. Worst aspect of dying light 2 is the repetitive and shallow loot and crafting system. Destroyed exploration incentive for me and couldn't even finish it because of it.
First person, kings field like would be awesome. Kings Field 2 was a title I absolutely loved, though that's likely because it was essentially the true first souls game, minus the bonfire/currency mechanic.
Sign me up. I love dying lights gameplay. Story not so much but if they have the narrative lead from Witcher 3 working on the story it could be something amazing.
I actually find the side quests more memorable. Some of them are very funny or creepy, all their NPCs are nutters.
Great announcement! I'm much more of a fantasy nerd than horror tbh.
The first Dying Light is one of my favourite games, so I’m intrigued by this, although a single image is not much to go on at the moment. I’m hoping for something unique. I feel Horizon, with its introduction of machines as the main enemy /element did something different. The question is what can the fantasy genre do to stand out? Recent sci-fi/fantasy games such as Outriders and Forspoken have a very generic appearance. How does one describe these games? “That’s the one with the…??” On the surface, games such as these have no clear USP. Forspoken appears to be some monsters in an open world. Outriders, the same in a sci-fi setting? What I don’t see from these games is a setting that looks different, or mechanics or systems or means of interaction that really stand out. Perhaps I’m being picky, perhaps more of the same is not always a bad thing, if it’s produced to a high standard.
I certainly hope this new game from Techland offers something new in an over-saturated genre.
@KundaliniRising333 Yeah I really enjoyed all the KFs. KF2 is probably my fave, though!
If this doesn't turn out to be first person, I'll be bummed.
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