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News video games 16 May 2022, 21:40

author: Jacob Blazewicz

In Dying Light 3, Player Should be Stronger, Says DL2 Designer

The sequel to Dying Light 2 may enable us to start the game with better abilities than in previous installments. At least that's what the game's lead designer from Techland wants.

Techland is just getting started with the development of Dying Light 2 - the players will receive story expansion (for the first of which they have to wait longer than announced) - however, the Polish developer is already thinking about the third installment of its "undead" series. Or at least one of Techland's employees, who is thinking about changes compared to the previous parts.

In an interview with Video Games Chronicle chief designer of Dying Light 2 Tymon Smektala drew attention to a certain "mistake". It's about the beginning of the game, and more specifically - the abilities with which we start the adventure. Smektala believes that in the possible third part of the game, the player's character should immediately have access to "bigger and better" skills than in the first two games.

"“One thing is that if we’re making Dying Light 3, then I would like the main character to start with bigger and better starting abilities and skills.

We have used basically the same approach [in Dying Light 2 - editorial note] that we used in the first game, where the player was starting quite weak and then developing further. [...] this is something I would like to have corrected when I look at Dying Light 2 from the perspective of three months after the release."

Of course, these words should not be taken as a guarantee that Dying Light 3 will be created. Nevertheless, the fact that Smektala is publicly talking about the third installment proves that Techland is already seriously thinking about continuing the series. Which is natural, of course, considering the excellent sales results of DL2.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).