Techland specializes at providing long-term, consistent post-launch support, and Dying Light 2 Stay Human, like its predecessor, will benefit from it, with the developer promising at least five years of support for the open-world action RPG. Of course, massive expansions will be a key part of that, but what kind of trajectory will they take? Will Dying Light 2 Stay Human start off its post-launch support on the same high note as the original Dying Light, or will it be more grounded from the start? city
Dying Light 2 Stay Human’s lead designer Tymon Smektala recently mentioned the same with VG247, saying that the game’s first couple of expansions would be grounded, so don’t expect to go into space or anything like that… for now, at least.
“Don’t expect [the DLC] to transport you to space or anything,” Smektala remarked. “That may happen in the third or fourth year.”
“Our PR person is looking at me odd for saying this since in prior interviews I’ve stated something hypothetically about Dying Light 3, but the press headlines were ‘Dying Light 3 confirmed,’ so I’m not confirming that we’ll transport gamers to space or to Atlantis,” he said quickly.
Smektala went on to say that the first two expansions for Dying Light 2 will begin in Villedor, a.k.a. The City, the basic game’s setting. Despite the fact that the two expansions will eventually separate into their own new areas, they will remain near to The City.
“They’re different settings for DLC 1 and 2, but they’re all within the same universe, the same headspace,” he explained. “They’re linked to what’s going on in the city and begin in Villedor; it’s all in the same general region.” “Those are new places.”
“We have five years of material ahead of us, with huge steps specified to get us to where we want to be in five years,” Smektala continued. “I believe the game will have evolved to be truly massive in those five years.” At this time, I believe that’s all I can say. The game will undoubtedly expand in terms of locales and substance, but it is too early to speculate on specifics. We don’t want to make a commitment and then have it take on a new life and be taken out of context.”
So yet, not much is known about Dying Light 2’s initial expansion. Smektala previously stated that it will take place “sideways to the main events” of the original game rather than later, and it was recently confirmed that it will be released in September.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is currently available on PS5, Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with a cloud-exclusive version planned for the Nintendo Switch later this year.