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Dying Light 2 isn't even out yet, but developer Techland has already promised to support the upcoming open world zombie/parkour adventure with at least four years of content after the game's Spring 2020 launch. That means, if all goes to plan, we should be playing the game until around 2024 at the earliest. That's pretty ambitious, but when you consider the studio supported the first game for well over three years, it's not actually that surprising.
In an interview with Prankster 101 (via Push Square) Dying Light 2 Lead Game Designer Tymon Smektala confirmed that the post release plan for the sequel will be at least on the same level as the support it showed for the 2015 original. "Dying Light 1 was supported for four years after its release, and the plan for Dying Light 2 is exactly the same," said Smektala. "We want this game to be supported after its release. We know that a lot of fans will be waiting for DLCs, updates, extra stuff they can get their hands on. And we promise to deliver them just that."
Later on in the interview, Smektala discussed how long Dying Light 2 is, confirming that it'll take you around 15-20 hours to get through one playthrough if you're efficient. With that said, if you were to factor in all the side missions, secrets, and multiple playthroughs you'll have to do to see everything the game has to offer, you're looking at over 100 hours of gameplay. That's not to be sniffed at.
That kind of tracks with what we'd previously heard about Dying Light 2. We already knew that entire areas, characters, and quests could end up closed off to you as a result of the decisions you make in one playthrough, so you'll need to go through the game at least a couple of times if you really want to see and do as much as possible. We've also heard this game is four times bigger than its predecessor, and that wasn't exactly a small game.
Considering Dying Light 2 will have over 100 hours of gameplay at launch in addition to at least four years of post-launch content, it seems as if we'll be playing this one for a while. Of course, if the game takes us well into 2024, it's likely most of us will have moved onto our next-gen consoles by then. The good news is that Techland confirmed a few months back that Dying Light 2 will be released on current and next-gen hardware. Let's just hope it supports cross-saves.
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Topics: Dying Light 2
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