Without a doubt, Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference featured a wide variety of game premieres, with one of the more noteworthy announcements belonging to Techland for its reveal trailer for Dying Light 2, the sequel to the 2015 zombie parkour title. Since the project has just now recently been announced, the developer is currently still unpacking all that will be offered in the followup, and many have been wondering if it will contain a battle royale component.
Today, GameSpot spoke with Techland lead designer Tymon Smektala during E3 2018, who stated that the studio is currently keeping its eye on the trend, but that Dying Light 2 will incorporate multiplayer in its own way. According to Smektala, “Dying Light 2 doesn’t have a battle royale mode…that’s not the thing we are focusing on. But of course we are looking at what is happening on the market, and I think we will have some surprises for people that like to play multiplayer.”
While some will be disappointed to learn that Dying Light 2 won’t be including battle royale, the series’ universe will still have its own version of the game mode with the Bad Blood DLC, which pits several players in a race against time and zombies to acquire enough resources and helicopter out of Harran alive. According to Smektala, his team is working closely with the creators working on Bad Blood and the game is shaping up nicely.
Even though Dying Light 2 will lack battle royale, the sequel itself will likely provide a sumptuous amount of content both at launch and post-release, as Techland supported the original title with a slew of free assets for nearly 3 years after the game’s release. Those who want to get a better idea of what kind of action and features the follow up has would do well to watch this bit of gameplay right here.
Dying Light 2 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but lacks an official release date.