The panorama shows the paths you can take.
We’re getting close to seeing Dying Light 2 in action thanks to the game’s shiny new publisher. Developer Techland clearly has some high ambition for the game, and has talked openly about how they see the game as having multiple games worth of content, and about how choice will play a big part in the sequel. Now, they’ve tried to sum that up with a simple picture.
In a special concept art released to Game Informer, you can see the world in front of your protagonist and how it pans from a rebuilt society slowly degrading until it’s just a ruined pile of rubble. It symbolizes how your choices will impact the world around you, as Creative Director Adrian Ciszewski explained, and that, of course, there will be plenty of zombies.
“This panorama of The City shows the potential effects of player decisions that will have to be made in Dying Light 2,” said Ciszewski. “Who you support – the survivors, regular people trying to carry on with their lives, one of the faction groups, motivated by their own agenda, or act in your own best interests – is entirely up to you, and your actions can impact all of those lives. The European ex-metropolis is a familiar city with cathedrals, parks, restaurants, shopping malls, different districts – modern, past, artistic, industrial – that reflect its rich history. From a safe distance, you can see the layers of the city: on the ground level, the threat of death, and up top, the struggle to survive. The City is a constant reminder of what used to be, what could have been, but leaves out what there is to come.”
Dying Light 2 is slated to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out the panorama art below.