Dying Light Is Now A New-Gen Exclusive
Techland announced via its Facebook page today that Dying Light will now be a new-gen and PC exclusive.
The open-world game set during the zombie apocalypse was originally supposed to be on current- and last-gen consoles and is set to launch this coming January. Dying Light is still on track for that release time, but Techland is no longer coming to PS3 or Xbox 360.
In the Facebook post, Techland cites the ambitious project and the technological demands as forcing them to release only on superior hardware. The post states:
"Much of this “next-gen feel” is tightly connected to the technological side of Dying Light. For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits. Features like these along with our core gameplay pillars – such as the player-empowering Natural Movement, threefold character development system, and vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light plays. However, combining all of these into one fluid experience is only possible on technologically advanced platforms."
You can read the post in full here.
Canceling platforms is never easy, but it looks like this is for the best. This is a bummer for those who haven't adopted the new tech, but imagine buying the game and not receiving the full experience, or worse, a game that runs poorly. In the long run, this was probably the right decision for the company's reputation.