Techland: Dying Light “is a Game That’s Quite Different to Dead Island”

September 30, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Coming from the developers who created Dead Island, Techland’s Dying Light  is being compared to their previous title as it is yet another open-world title with zombies.

According to Producer Tymon Smektala though, who was interviewed by Eurogamer at EGX, “Dying Light is a game that’s quite different to Dead Island. It’s more mature and more serious. I think people will be surprised by our story to some extent, by our gameplay and how complex it is.”

“When you put Dead Island’s gameplay mechanics on paper, it is a hack and slash game,” Smektala continued. “Put Dying Light’s mechanics on a piece of paper and you’ll have to use all of that page to describe what the game’s all about and how it plays.”

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a long video of just Dying Light gameplay, which Techland is putting “a lot of resources into playtesting so we make sure this game is a AAA project”:

As for the latest on the status of Dying Light, Tymon revealed:

A couple of weeks ago we hit alpha, which means that the whole game is there. It’s not all working yet, but it’s now only a matter of iteration to make things perfect. We still have a couple of months to do it and I’m looking at schedules and timelines and deadlines and I’m pretty confident we’ll be able to give players something that is close to perfect.

Also, while Dying Light will likely have a special edition of some sorts, “it’s not going to have a severed woman’s torso.”

We’ll let you know when Dying Light’s release date on PS3 and PS4 in 2014 gets narrowed down.

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