Dying Light 2 Will Require Numerous Playthroughs to Get “Everything,” Says Dev

Hope you like open-world horror games, because Dying Light 2 will require a few different runs.

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Dying Light 2 takes what fans loved of the first one and makes it so much better with the introduction of an intense choice-based narrative system and in-depth human interaction. Between different factions, various enemies that are introduced based on decisions made, and the numerous emotional conundrums, Dying Light 2 is intense and will require several playthroughs in order to get “everything” out of it. 

We recently had a detailed private demo of the game during E3 2019 for the press in addition to the chance to interview some of the dev team. As a huge lover of choice-based games, I was excited to see just how dramatic some of the choices could be. Everything has the potential to be world-building or world-ending.

When I asked one member of the dev team how many playthroughs would b required to get everything out of Dying Light 2, he said the first playthrough will only unlock 50% of the game, but to get everything “players will definitely need to play several times.” He added, “I would say at least 4, possibly even 5.” That’s insane but definitely means that the sequel will offer a long shelf life for enjoyment outside of just free roam. 

Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date for Dying Light 2 quite yet, but we do have some incredible new gameplay as well as a 2020 release window. 


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