Dying Light developer Techland has revealed more information and another piece of concept art for its upcoming open-world fantasy action RPG, which is shaping up to look like a big departure from the studio’s previous works.
On Twitter, Techland shared just a bit more information about its unannounced title, writing, “Our newest game is set to be a narrative-driven #fantasy epic with an exotic open world ready to be explored. We strive to create a compelling story-focused #AAA title that combines and refines the best aspects of gameplay that Techland is known for.”
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Along with that, Techland posted a piece of concept art, showing a character climbing a tree looking out at a vast, lush world littered with ruins. There also appears to be a broken moon or planet in the sky.
Techland shared a similar tease nearly a year ago, where we also learned the studio brought on narrative director Karolina Stachyra and narrative lead Arkadiusz Borowik for the project, a pair of fantasy veterans who previously worked on The Witcher 2 and 3. The studio also has talent with credits on games such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Mad Max, Deathloop, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more.
We don’t have a title or release window for this game, knowing little beyond the concept art and that Techland wants to make this game a “fully next-gen experience”.
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Techland’s last game was 2022’s Dying Light 2, which we called. “Another in a long series of big, ambitious games whose potential greatness is visible just beneath a grimey layer of bugs”. In addition to work on the new IP, Techland is just one year into a five-year plan of post-launch content for Dying Light 2.
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