Techland has shared excellent news for Dying Light fans who were hoping to spend a lot of time with its upcoming sequel.
As noted in new promotional materials shared on its official Twitter account, Dying Light 2: Stay Human is supposedly packed with so much content that it will take players 500 hours to complete the game. The developer also pointed out that it would take 534 hours for a player to walk from Warsaw to Madrid, alluding to a game with a massive map and open world.
Critics of Techland have figured out a way to turn what was supposed to be a celebratory announcement against the developer, however. Dan Stapleton, an executive editor at IGN, has pointed out that the game’s main story quest only takes about 20 hours, which implies that most of the playing time that Techland is bragging about may merely comprise grinding or other sorts of fluff.
Others have had to get a bit more creative, suggesting that most people have lives and simply don’t have enough hours in the day to 100 percent a game that’s this big.
Techland has said in interviews that the main story quest takes about 20 hours. So that makes 480 hours of side stuff, which can only really be a lot of repeatable activities designed to drive completionists out of their goddamn minds. https://t.co/436GRnfBuQ— Dan Stapleton (@DanStapleton) January 8, 2022
“Over twenty years ago in Harran, we fought the virus—and lost,” a description for Dying Light 2 reads. “Now, we’re losing again. The City, one of the last large human settlements, is torn by conflict. Civilization has fallen back into the Dark Ages. And yet, we still have hope.”
“You are a wanderer with the power to change the fate of The City. But your exceptional abilities come at a price. Haunted by memories you cannot decipher, you set out to learn the truth… and find yourself in a combat zone. Hone your skills, as to defeat your enemies and make allies, you’ll need both fists and wits. Unravel the dark secrets behind the wielders of power, choose sides and decide your destiny. But wherever your actions take you, there’s one thing you can never forget—stay human.”
Dying Light 2 will be released on February 4, 2022. PC gamers can find the game on Steam and the Epic Games Store.