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author: Hubert Sledziewski

Dying Light 2: Disk Size, Cross-play, Ray Tracing and... Microtransactions

The release of Dying Light 2 is still far away, but thanks to the launch of pre-orders, we've learned a bit about its technical aspects.

On Thursday, during Techland's presentation, we finally saw the first gameplay from Dying Light 2 and learned the game's release date. The company couldn't or didn't want to talk about a lot of things yet, but the start of pre-orders on PC and consoles enabled us to find out a bit about the game's visuals aspects, cross-play features, microtransactions or the size the game would take on the disk.

Majority of information comes from the card of the console version of Dying Light 2, available on Microsoft Store. The first thing that strikes us is the approximate weight of the title - 60.01 GB. Not so much for extensive open-world action game with RPG elements, right? Its final size will probably be a bit larger - it's also worth remembering that it may vary a bit on other platforms - but at least we know that Techland's title won't turn out to be a devourer of disk space like, say, Call of Duty: Warzone.

Thanks to the Smart Delivery service, the game will run on Xbox One, as well as Series X and S, which it will be specifically optimized for (the game's card on PlayStation Store suggests that it may be the same on Sony's consoles). In addition, Dying Light 2 should provide smooth gameplay in 4K resolution and 60 fps (probably on XSX), as well as a ray tracing. It also looks like there will be microtransactions in the game, although at this point it's hard to say what exactly - apart from skins for weapons and characters - we'll be able to buy.

The second installment, just like the first one, will enable to complete the story not only solo but also in up to four-player co-op mode. What's interesting, Dying Light 2's card on Microsoft Store suggests that co-op will be possible not only between owners of Xbox consoles but also PC users... or at least those who decide to purchase the game on Microsoft Store. The cross-play function will certainly please the players, although if the PlayStation fans - as in the case of Borderlands 3 - should be cut off from the rest of the community, it's not likely to all. There's also a traditional competitive multiplayer mode.

Finally, perhaps the least surprising thing. If you've seen the gameplay footage provided by Techland, you probably already know that Dying Light 2 doesn't shay away from violence, bloodshed, vulgar language or erotic elements. What follows, the game will be designed exclusively for adults - this is evidenced by its age rankings from PEGI (18+) and ESRB (mature, which includes games intended for people at least 17 years old).

Dying Light 2 will be released on December 7, 2021 on PC, XONE, XSX|S, PS4 and PS5.

Dying Light 2

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