Dying Light The Following Using 7th CPU Core of PS4 And Xbox One, Dev Talks About Cloud Gaming

Techland’s Tymon Smektala believes cloud gaming opens up many possibilities.

Posted By | On 26th, Jan. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Dying Light The Following

For those who are unaware, Dying Light first came out a year ago. Back then, the PS4 and Xbox One were fairly new to the market and the development team behind those two consoles were slowly pushing out performance improvements. A year later and both Sony and Microsoft have unlocked the 7th core of both console’s CPU thereby giving a decent boost to the performance of the games using them.

Techland are currently working heads down on Dying Light’s upcoming expansion pack, The Following and the lead producer of the title, Tymon Smektala has revealed to GamingBolt that they are using the extra CPU core on the consoles.

“Dying Light was made and optimized to work on 6 cores since that’s what was available when we made the game.  So the opening up of the 7th core CPUs on both platforms simply gave us a good reserve of processing power,” Tymon tells us. “It essentially gave us a helping hand in dealing with more processor intensive situations, but given when Dying Light was developed, it simply means we use the additional CPU power as a nice to have and not something we need have to rely on.”

Tymon also gave his take on cloud based graphics processing and stated that they are definitely considering its potential.

New tech is always welcome and whenever stuff like this comes out our engine and R&D teams are on it right from the start to see what can be done. I can’t say how much we could using the tech now for Dying Light since it’s an existing game that runs on multiple platforms. But in the future, we’d definitely consider its potential. You can already see examples of upcoming games using the tech and it just opens up so many possibilities,” Tymon added.

Dying Light: The Following launches next month for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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  • Starman

    Stop lying about the PS$ 7 cpu core unlocked … it was debunked already …lol wow ,fangirls..

    • MrSec84 .

      If a 3rd party developer says that both systems have their 7th CPU cores unlocked, then that’s the case.
      Stop lying because you’re hurt about a piece of plastic.

    • Guest

      What!? Its a fact, what are you talking about?

    • LarZen

      Maybe educate yourself a little before taking the fanboy/girl card out?

    • Counterproductive

      Wow, so you’re in denial. It’s been reported on, and proven. You literally have a developer talking about it directly above these comments, a guy who has made use of the results of this update to make his game better.

      What do you want, a notarized letter from God?

    • Zanna

      reading your comments about Sony you are only a boring fankid definitely

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    • justerthought

      Hello deluded lying fanboy. If a dev claims the core is unlocked, it’s unlocked. They have no reason to lie and would be the first to know because they would be programming on the damn thing. Believe it and stop trusting rumour mongers just because it suits your agenda.


    Both ? Wut ?? I thought only ps4 unlocked 7th core 😛

    • kee1haul

      Xbox unlocked first, at around the same time Kinect was unbundled, since it no longer needed it.



    • justerthought

      Put into context, yes XB1 unlocked it first because they desperately needed to get closer to the power of the PS4, so they dumped the Kinect gimmick and opened the 7th core to games that had been running Kinect.

      But now that PS4 has unlocked it’s 7th core as well, we are back to square one with PS4 dominating the processing power.

    • Aussie Gamer

      To put it into better context …. PS4 can piss slightly further than the xbox one …. the xbox one has the cloud (think of it as wind assisted breeze) that may allow a performance boost and let the XB1 piss as far as the PS4 ….. who will win this pissing contest? No one! It ends with fanboys getting covered in piss!

  • OC Guy

    Good to see both platforms are still improving and getting optimized.

  • kee1haul

    I heard there was going to be a DX12 patch too.

    • Michael Norris

      I wouldn’t hold my breath on that..now on Pc i can see DX12 doing wonders on Xone i just don’t see it hauling in better resolutions and massive frame rates.

  • John

    But will there be any visible difference?…

    • OC Guy

      Something like will help with fraerates most.

    • Michael Norris

      Visuals will look the same mostly Ps4 might get a more solid 30fps.

  • justerthought

    Forget the cloud based graphics processing guys, my ISP cannot even deliver Youtube streaming without stutters and I’ve got 100 megabit broadband due to latency, so I don’t want graphics that come in whenever they feel like it. I want genuine graphics reliably and honestly processed at source.

    • Big Boss

      Sounds like you need a VPN or are lying about your true speed or being throttled.


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