Techland today announced that Dying Light, the first-person zombie action survival game, will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, while development on the previously announced Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions has now ceased.
That's good to hear, I don't own a PS4 or X1, but they shouldn't hold back a game just to put it on last-gen consoles.
Considering this game is only 3-5 months out, I doubt its using the current Gen consoles to their fullest capabilities. The game was still designed to be cross generation.
Could be that this whole time they've been having tech issues running it on last gen systems hence why the cancellation
I hope they put as much in for this gen that they can and not slack because of last gen. If they decide to go for last gen, to do the same for quality.
Gotta respect these developers for cancelling last gens port of this game instead of releasing a shit product just to make more money.
Last gen is lame. Move on. Good news! Now the game is back on my map.
Support these guys! I definately will. They are a small studio that just gave up a large portion of install base while big publishers like Activision or EA release their flagship titles on both generations without thinking about hardware limitations. I will buy their game as soon as I'm done with Bloodborne and The Witcher.
Well, it's Techland. As I recall, their Chrome engine was JAVA based at some point in time, which explains everything Techland hasn't delivered. It's unknown how much of their code is C++ now. Though Dying Light is supposed to use newest iteration of the engine dedicated to being current-gen only, hence the inability to run on older hardware. It still will be the same crap as always with higher visual fidelity, physics sampling and lighting, as almost every current-gen game is. A PS2 game with PC quality graphics. Good to have game design fairies here on N4G though.
its too late for them to take any advantage of next gen. PS4 and Xbox One will be no different than if it was still cross gen. only difference now is last gen versions cancelled.
I dont think so the game has just over 3 months left till it releases. They could achieve a lot in 3 months, thats for sure.
Lightning-fast loading screens it is, then.
Ah, didn't realize it was releasing so soon. They most likely wouldn't be able to take advantage of current gen hardware in that case. If that's so, it's too bad they couldn't make it work on last-gen consoles.
You do know that this announcement was rumored (!) many months ago? Just because they made it official now, it doesn't mean that they abandoned these consoles a long time ago.
That's probably why they delayed it in the first place. I've had this game on pre-order since February and I was extremely disappointed that the game didn't release in March, then April, then August, then 2015?
Great news! They should of done this already. A game like this with open world for 40 hours, 4 player coop campaign, and 4V1 online is just too big for PS3/360. I wish Creative Assembly did the same for Alien Isolation. I hope more developers do the same too.
It'll take Dying Light 2 before we'll see true current gen versions being as this one was designed to run last gen consoles. Destiny all over ...........loading......... Again.
Wow, those versions must've been craptastic.
This is probably what's gonna happen in the next few years as well, where most games won't be able to be run on previous gen consoles.
I think this will only be truth for annualy / milked franchises. Great games have already moved on.
I wasn't referring to the exact same move Techland just made with DL , I meant it in a general matter, like what Ubisoft did with AC Unity for instance (skipping previous-gen consoles from the beginning). Also, milked franchises like FIFA, NFS, NHL and all other EA sports games are definitely gonna stay cross-gen for a long time. FIFA 14 had a PS2 version FYI.
2015 is the beginning of that. The year where last gen can't take the demands anymore.
Great to hear but at the same time unfortunate for those who still game on last gen platforms. At least the current gen versions won't be held back by last gen now.
time to upgrade , 350$ for a xb1 bundle , sony will probably match soon . christ a ps3 is still 270$ . these consoles are getting cheap fast , competition is a wonderful thing .
I agree, with the holidays coming there's no reason why most shouldn't update their systems.
held back like what?
1+ in Gaming faith.
Thank goodness. It's time to unshackle these systems from their predecessors. I'm not saying games can't still come to old gen, but they should be specifically for that gen.
good on them for making such a tough decision but in the end gamers win. next gen gamers get a game the way the developers want it to be and gamers on last gen systems wont waste their hard earned money on a game that even the developers are sure isn't any good.
Its a shame they didnt realise this from the beginning. No doubt they wasted a lot of time and money on the last gen machines that could have been allocated to current gen.
Then why lie for more than a year?
Its not a lie. They tried, it wasnt good enough. Making games is not a exact science. I think they should have realised this sooner but still, good for them for not releasing something they know is substandard.
I didn't even know they were making last gen versions.
Oh glorious day! I'm sick of games being held back by the previous gen. Examples AssCreed GHOSTS BF4 Watch Dogs The Evil Within (although I like the game) And many more that could've been better had it not been for last gen Not sure I'm going to get this game, but the news is still great!
I was annoyed that Mortal Kombat X was cross gen too. Developers should approach it like Ubisoft, make a specific game for last gen, make a specific game for new gen. Both party's win, no problems.
Yeah there's another one. I knew I was missing a bunch. It is frustrating, and enough to skip the game altogether
mee2 lets leave the old gen behind us and move on. Its time too let the old love go in Peace. It was hard for me too let the ps2 go and now its time for the ps3. There is a time when we must let the ps4 go too.
I don't normally like 1st person games but this does seem pretty good..
I thought they announced this ages ago, or I just assumed it after Hellraid was announced as current gen only
This was suppose to come out this August, if they didn't waste their time with the last gen versions then they game would have only been delayed till maybe October 2014 instead of freaking 2015
Actually stoked for this game, rooting for it to not be a flop. It caught my eye from the first time I seen it, if it doesn't dissapoint seems like this will be the first game I buy in 2015 followed by Bloodborne, The Order, Evolve, etc
Finally no downgrade !!
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