Techland’s just announced Dying Light shifted an impressive five million copies, so it doesn’t come as a monumental surprise to hear the studio weighing up the prospect of a sequel. Evidently the outfit already has one or two ideas ready, but Dying Light producer Tymon Smektala doesn’t reckon it’s even going to be possible on the current crop of consoles.
While Smektala wasn’t drawn into specifics, it appears as if the Polish developer is already bumping up against the limitations of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, less than a couple of years after launch. With Techland only just announcing the Dying Light: The Following expansion, it seems a little early for the studio to be talking about the sequel, but Smektala reckons the team already has some “very ambitious ideas” for Dying Light 2.
If those ideas involve thunking a 2x4 round a zombie’s head, then that’s good with us, although from the sounds it, Techland has altogether grander plans for the series.
"We also need to check if our concepts are really as good as we think they are, so we need to prototype things,” said Smektala to Videogamer. “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."
The prospect of a Dying Light sequel is a tantalising one, but what would you hope to see from it? What can you envisage is so demanding that it may well be impossible on the current generation of consoles?