Dying Light 2 developer explains why game won’t have modern weapons
Dying Light 2’s lead gameplay designer explains in an “Ask Me Anything” video why modern firearms will not be available in the next game.
Earlier this week, Dying Light 2 Developer Techland posted their first episode in an “Ask Me Anything” video series about the upcoming survival horror RPG. Chief game designer Tymon Smektala selected a handful of fan questions from over 9,000 people and provided detailed answers, giving insight into game elements such as the huge open world map, story, vehicles, etc. In a particularly interesting response, Smektala revealed why modern firearms will not be available in Dying Light 2.
Dying Light 2the story picks up 15 years after the original Dying light, in a European city badly affected by a zombie apocalypse. The protagonist, Aiden Caldwell, explores the city with parkour skills like wall running and rock climbing as he meets other residents of The City. Players are free to roam a massive map, collect resources, and complete side quests. However, player choices will affect the game and have consequences on different levels, from a changing story to locked parts of the map. The sequel had a pretty tough road to completion over the course of six years, but Techland has confirmed that Dying Light 2 will be released in 2021.
A release date for Dying Light 2 is still unclear, but Techland has at least been generous in sharing other details about the game, as evidenced by the new AMA series. In the first episode, Smektala gave fans an idea of what to expect in terms of combat, travel, and more. Asked about Dying Light 2guns, Smektala confirmed that there won’t be any real modern weapons in the game due to its post-apocalyptic nature. “It’s a world war, civilization is destroyed,” he said. “There are no more, so no one is able to create professional firearms.“
There is an option to craft a shotgun by hand, but since it is handmade, it won’t be very sturdy. The shotgun will break after several uses. Instead of guns, there will be several other weapons, including crossbows, machetes, hammers and spears. These items can actually be used simultaneously with a homemade shotgun – one in each hand – to “a very powerful combination.“
In his heart, Dying Light 2 sounds very similar to the original. The game will have a similar day-night cycle, with zombies becoming more aggressive at night. There is also a similar parkour system, similar exploration, and similar choice-based gameplay. However, the change in weaponry, along with the lack of vehicles to drive, adds another level of challenge. Smektala assured fans that Dying Light 2 will have a lot of weapons and alternative modes of travel like paragliding and parkour, but the lack of more modern technology is forcing players to get a little more creative. This unique challenge only makes Dying Light 2 even more intriguing.
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