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Techland's ideas for Dying Light 2 may be too ambitious for PS4 and Xbox One, producer Tymon Smektala has revealed, telling VideoGamer.com that the studio still needs to determine whether its ideas "are even doable with the tech that the current consoles provide".

Speaking about the unannounced project at Gamescom, Smektala said that it is "too early" for Techland to go into specifics about its plans for a sequel, but that it already has "lots of very ambitious ideas".

"Of course, we're not talking about [Dying Light 2] just yet," he said, "but the reason for that is that it is too early. We have lots of very ambitious ideas so first we need to check if these ideas are even doable with the tech that the current consoles provide.

"We also need to check if our concepts are really as good as we think they are, so we need to prototype things. So there is nothing to talk about, and on the other hand there are lots of things going inside our studio where we test, prototype and experiment with stuff. But I think right now we have a very clear idea of what we can do with the IP and with the universe of Dying Light, so expect good things from us."

Dying Light made its debut on PS4, Xbox One and PC earlier this year and has already gone on to sell over 5 million units.

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As well as prototyping ideas for a sequel, Techland is also working on a major new expansion for the original, 'The Following', which adds a brand new campaign, vehicles, weapons, and a new rural area as big as Dying Light's two existing maps combined.

The DLC will be available as a free bonus to Season Pass holders or $14.99 separately.

"After the success of Dying Light we want people to know and realise that we are just basically good people," added Smektala. "And to be honest, The Following is kind of, you could say it's a big thank you note for the fans."

"I'd say we are looking at it as an investment for the future," he continued. "Dying Light is successful. It is our own IP so want to expand it more. If you build a solid base of fans and followers you will have that platform on which we can build in the future."

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Poseidon126@ Neon-Soldier32

Thanks for that lol
Posted 16:01 on 14 August 2015

Neon-Soldier32

Don't feed the troll, guys. Not only does it mean they keep coming back, but you look really silly now that I've deleted all his posts too.
Posted 13:42 on 14 August 2015
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Poseidon126@ justerthought

Crackdown 3 not doing anything special?

Please, name one other game with an entire open and online world, buildings and all, completely destructible. Using this in an online aspect, just think of the chaos players can create, and let's face it, we love to create chaos.

Also, every game nowadays have some sort of online feature, or it is completely online as a game. Why is it now that all of a sudden we have crappy internet? Coulda fooled me with all the multiplayer and online features that run successfully within our gaming community. I see no reason why this wouldn't be just as successful. Seems like your just trying to downplay the game right now because it can do something the PS4 can't.

In closing, TLoU is not the best game ever.
That's just your opinion. Learn the difference between opinion and fact then come back.
Posted 11:23 on 14 August 2015
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Poseidon126

You have 0 comprehension skills I see.

To clear things up, again, since you idiots don't seem to know how to read and comprehend.
I play all consoles including the PC.
I have played TLoU, once, let's face it, it's a one and done game.

Your utter and violent defense of this game only goes to show you'd probably suck Sony's dik if the company came in human form. Seems like you already do since you seem to believe TLoU is this godly, kingdom come game that you Ponies can't seem to stop ejaculating over despite how really low key everything else is within the game, with the exception of the story and acting.

Go on, act like a degenerate moron. Prove to everyone else why Sony fans are just a bunch of toxic, virgins that can't handle the idea that someone who does NOT exclusively play one system alone (I play X1, PS4, and PC to remind you again.) has played TLoU and does not praise it like a deity of all video games.
Posted 11:12 on 14 August 2015
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Ephidel@ justerthought

Gabe Newell is the figurehead for the PC Gaming Master Race. He would happily ignore consoles as the PC userbase would still turn a profit whilst avoiding console BS.

You should edit your posts, don't just double post for no good reason.

And, for who's benefit? Mine?

As for TLOU being the "best game ever made", how old are you? If you're judging games being "the best" based on the influence it has had on the industry, then I'm sorry to break this to you, but plenty of games have had a bigger impact than TLOU.

Oh, and one more thing. Lots of people loathe the idea of turning TLOU into a series. And they're Sony gamers and developers alike, so we'll have to see if it's going to be the "epic series" you claim.
Posted 07:38 on 14 August 2015
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justerthought@ Ephidel

Gabe Newell is not a fool. He is never going to announce Half-Life 3 as a PC exclusive. The PC user base is too small for him to ignore the consoles. He is not a charity for your benfit.
Posted 07:17 on 14 August 2015
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justerthought@ Poseidon126

The Last Of Us is the best game ever made. Without doubt. If you cannot see that then you have zero taste. It's effect will be felt for years as games change the way they tell stories to copy it. The Witcher 3 takes a lot from it already.

Halo was a great game but did not have the same impact or win as many awards. The Halo series is now tired like Rocky 10. MS need some new exclusives instead of recycling the old favourites. The Last Of Us is still in its infancy and will be an epic series. Horizon: Zero Dawn looks like another great exclusive for Sony.

You're heaping a lot of praise on Crackdown 3 and its cloud features but that isn't going to cut any ice with XB1 gamers who do not have a good internet connection and experience crap quality as a result. Sony make sure all gamers get the same quality.

Crackdown 3 is not doing anything special that would tax the PS4. It takes place at night so darkness hides the draw distance and lack of detail. All the buildings and objects have very low res blurred textures or just a flat colour, because the DDR3 RAM is not fast enough to load large textures and the ESRAM is not big enough to hold them. It's a lame title to be rallying behind the MS hype as if it's some sort of cutting edge breakthrough.

We don't want Crackdown 3, we want Horizon: Zero Dawn because it has a great story and is brave enough to take place in the sun light to show off its glorious full colour high res detail.
Posted 07:12 on 14 August 2015
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Ephidel@ KR4Q

FF7 Remake being a timed exclusive too.

And then there was the whole "pay for us to make this game you say you think you want" BS with Shenmue 3.

Yep. That was Sony's E3 in a nutshell.

That PC conference thing would've exploded if Gabe Newell just announced Half-Life 3 as a PC exclusive. E3 is 99% hype, 1% content.
Posted 04:55 on 14 August 2015
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KR4Q

Infamous sucked and last of us was a great movie, but a *****ty game. Leave it up to a fanboy to depend on the last of us's clunky and repetitive game play with zero replay value as their shining glory.

That's what I'd expect from the supporters of a console that brought us the Order and had an E3 that's best hallmark was lol ff7 remake

Sincerely, PC master race
Posted 03:24 on 14 August 2015
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Poseidon126

I don't think you understand...

COMPLETELY
DESTRUCTIBLE
OPEN WORLD

Sony cannot pull something like that off.


Sony
Cannot
Duplicate
This.


Too much awesome for you to comprehend?
Gotta pull out your grammar school come back jokes?
'stupid Xbox dik licker'?
Terminal cancer? You really dug down into the taint of the internet scumbag to come up with that STD of a reply.
You must be 13.

Don't get too mad, you still got TLoU. Should go play that for the 8th time... Oh wait. You really only play it once. Let's be real.

Oh BTW. TLoU will NEVER measure up to what the Halo franchise has achieved.
Halo DEFINED the FPS genre.
TLoU had great acting/story.

P.S. I own a PS4, have played TLoU, including all other Sony exclusives. Also own the X1 and a small PC gaming laptop.
I like to think of myself as a 'Gamer', one who is not tethered to the loyalty of one console or PC.
Excuse me for having an opinion that differs from you, but please go on and act like you never left the 6th grade, just goes to show the Sony fanbase is full of underage morons.
Posted 03:22 on 14 August 2015
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SGCEO

It just sounds like they lack direction, you need someone to say "that's good, but we need to concentrate on what we have first." being creative is all well and good but it's stupid to make plans for a theoretical console that's 10-15 years in the future. Having said that it's not like Dying Light was anything ground breaking. I had fun but it's very similar to Far Cry and their own Dead Island, also the final boss is only beaten by Shadow of Mordor in unsatisfying.

Ps stop arguing over games systems, people should just get whichever one they like. I will never get why people lay into complete strangers over a bloody games system that they don't play on anyway.
Posted 02:41 on 14 August 2015
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Poseidon126

Okay, we get it. Since the release of both new gen consoles, the PS4 comes out on top in a few categories. Honestly though, not by too much, let's be real.

Enter Crackdown 3, with a world entirely susceptible to complete destruction that is ONLY possible on the X1 due to it's Cloud service.

MS has tooted its horn about the Cloud and it's computing power in the past, but have kept quiet recently since they really had nothing to back up their words, and NOW that MS finally has something that says 'hey, the cloud, it's the shiznit.' We got the ponies all going hard like they didn't just have their minds blown.

Sorry but as a gamer, seeing the power of the cloud unleashed within a game of this caliber is exciting. Just imagine every other game using the cloud to progress it's systems even further.
Imagine GTA5 being completely destructible =O

So to finish my reply I will say this...
Sure, PS4 has the slight edge in power, but I see the X1 being more ambitious, and to be fair, we need more ambition in today's games.
Posted 02:34 on 14 August 2015
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Poseidon126@ justerthought

Wild assumptions are wild.
Posted 01:42 on 14 August 2015
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Poseidon126

Someone's mad their console can't do the things Crackdown 3 can do.
Posted 01:41 on 14 August 2015
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justerthought@ HotfireXG

I think you're getting a bit ahead of yourself there patting MS on the back. The dev clearly states the ambitious ideas they have are maybe too much for PS4 and XB1. Yes XB1. Did you read that. XB1. XXXXXXXXBBBBBBBBBB111111111 …lol

I seriously doubt the XB1 will be the only console capable of running Dying Light 2 when it could not run Dying Light as good as the PS4. The PS4 was rendering full 1080p at 30fps, the XB1 could not render that amount of pixels at 30fps, so they had to reduce the number of pixel in the width, keeping the height at 1080p, then upscale the width on the console. The means lack of detail horizontally. That same technique is used for DVD's. It's called anamorphic projection. The film is stored on disc in a narrow pixel format then expanded by the DVD player to wide screen.

I just Googled Dying Light resolution just now and had to laugh. Back in Dec 2014 MS were claiming it runs native 1080p thanks to their new developer tools. A lot of good they did because when you visit a website that is comparing the released game today, we see the XB1 has had to resort to sub 1080p anamorphic projection. Don't you just love MS. Bullcrap bluffers.

If the devs are pushing things in Dying Light 2, the XB1 will end up 720p 30fps and the PS4 may drop to 900p 30fps.

The Cloud relies on the internet, so any enhancements it gives will depend on the quality of your internet connection. That is bad for gamers who do not have an expensive internet connection. Sony treats all gamers equally. We all get the same quality on the base product. Multiplayer performance is the only area were gamers differ on Playstation, but that's an optional choice and Sony have no control over your ISP latency.
Posted 01:08 on 14 August 2015

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Release Date: 28/01/2015
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Genre: Survival Horror
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