Better stock up on Antizin - news of a possible further infection has reached us from Techland. It would appear that the studio behind such undead blockbusters as the Dead Island series and Dying Light are currently working on two new titles, one of which could be Dying Light 2.
Speaking with Eurogamer Techland CEO, Paweł Marchewka revealed that the studio was currently working on two projects. One of which was a brand new IP for Techland.
The new IP will be an open world, fantasy RPG type game. The details are a little vague, despite describing it as an RPG Marchewka goes on to clarify that it more shares RPG genre elements but in essence isn’t a true RPG.
It will be as much as an RPG as Dying Light was or "maybe in a slightly bigger sense than Dying Light,". The new IP will support multiplayer, multiplayer co-op and an intense single player narrative.
Before you ask, this game will not be a revamped version of Hellraid (the future of which is in debate), which Techland put on hold last year. However, Marchewka did suggest that the new mystery IP will share some of the same technical elements but that is as far as the similarities go.
As for the second project, Marchewka was much more hesitant to answer any questions revolving around the ‘other’ title. What we do know is that the title will be developed in the Wrocław office, which incidentally is where the original Dying Light was made. Plus, Marchewka was heard mentioning "Dying Light 2" in an alternate answer to an alternate question about the Dead Island franchise.
Dying Light has been one of the most popular zombie horrors of a generation and with people still eating up all that Techland have to offer it would make perfect sense to keep giving the people what they want.
Last year, the lead producer, Tymon Smektala teased that Techland had "lots of very ambitious ideas" for a sequel. Dying Light has sold almost 9 Million units and has been pirated over 3 Million times – these are big numbers!
When presented with the figures and asked directly about whether this title was in fact Dying Light 2 he responded with a cheeky smile and said “I cant say” - oh, you tease, Marchewka!
He concluded by saying that both titles will release within three years. The next big zombie game to hit the market, or, re-hit the market will be the Dead Island Definitive Edition – a remastered collection of the original series. This collection contains both Dead Island 1 and Dead Island 2 both remastered.
Expect release for this Definitive edition May 31 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Are you ready for Dying Light 2?