Dying Light 2 Story Will Have A “Common Thread” That Ties Everything Together
Dying Light 2 had quite the surprise reveal at E3 2018, which included loads of exciting footage featuring a significantly larger map than that of its predecessor. However, one thing that may have concerned fans was how ‘busy’ and potentially intrusive the two opposing factions were presented, and how they would tie into the story. Additionally, how would the game tie into the first Dying Light?
Thankfully, Techland game designer Chris Avelione and creative director Adrian Ciszewski recently sat down with VG247 to discuss the sequel, and how it “ties everything together” within the game. “What’s interesting about what we showed at E3 is that neither choice is a ‘good’ one,” Ciszewski revealed about the Peacekeeper and Bandit factions. “The Peacekeepers brutally punish any trivial misdemeanour, while the bandits use people for their own gain, but they have a different approach to punishing people.”
Ciszewski then revealed that there is a third – and fourth – option for the protagonist, instead of simply siding with one faction or the other. “You could choose to do nothing and walk away, and that itself is going to have a different outcome, because the bandits are not going to be able to build their empire without your help. Or you could try and actually change those factions’ beliefs. For example, a new leader for the Peacekeepers may fundamentally change their entire legal system.”
Of course, what we’ve shown you is just one way this entire scenario could have played out – the protagonist enters the water tower with information about a Peacekeeper emissary. If the player had entered the tower with different information, the whole scenario could’ve taken a completely different course.”
Of course, that’s all well and good that the faction-based gameplay has loads of choices for players, but how exactly does it mesh with the story? “There is a stream that runs through Dying Light 2; a common thread that ties together everything that we do,” Ciszewski revealed. “But I don’t want to spell it out. I’d prefer players to experience it at a subconscious level.” We’ll just have to wait until next year to play it for ourselves.
Dying Light 2 arrives for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at some point next year.
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