Dying Light 2 Devs Talk Morality Choices, Map Size and Cross-Generation

By Sean Carey,
In a recent interview, Wccftech spoke to Techland developers, Chris Avellone and Kornel Jaskula about their upcoming game, Dying Light 2. During the interview, some interesting details about the game were revealed, including morality choices, a map that is four times bigger than every Dying Light map combined and that the game will be cross-generational.

Dying Light 2 First Screenshots

Dying Light 2 will allow you to take the lead on important decisions, although there is no traditional morality bar in play. Chris Avellone said, "Ultimately you know why you’re making a choice, what the intention was behind your choice, then you face the consequences of your choice." This morality system leaves it up to you to decide where your morals and convictions lie, but it does also mean you might upset one of the game's factions in the process.

If you're cunning, however, you can use this system to your benefit by pitting every faction against one another. Players can take on the role of "helpful benefactor, selfish looter, ruthless pragmatist, betrayer, or even a trickster if they wish," turning factions against one another. Players who create chaos are in danger of becoming swept up in it, however.

One of the big talking points in the interview revolves around the size of the map. Dying Light 2's map has been confirmed as four times bigger than all of the original Dying Light maps combined together. There are seven different regions this time including some more rural, less urbanised areas, Jaskula said, "Each region is a truly unique environment where every inch is playable, both vertically and horizontally."

Also revealed was that Dying Light 2 is going to be a cross-generational title – something planned since the beginning of development, meaning that the game has been designed for next-generation specs from the ground up. We can expect the game to be playable on both Xbox One and Xbox Project Scarlett. We will have to wait and see if Dying Light 2 will have stackable achievements across both generations, though this is increasingly unlikely as Microsoft moves to a more cross-generational model.

Dying Light 2 comes to Xbox One in the first half of 2020. Check out other known upcoming releases in our release calendar.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Dying Light 2 achievements.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.