As we’ve informed earlier, Techland – known for Dying Light or the Call of Juarez series – is currently working on two projects with a total budget of PLN 300 million (roughly USD 80 million). During the ongoing Digital Dragons conference in Krakow we had a chance to talk to the CEO of the company, Pawel Marchewka, who shared some information regarding one of those projects; we were unable to learn anything about the other one. However, exactly as we’ve speculated, it is possible that the game will be a sequel to Dying Light.
Marchewka revealed that Techland – its Warsaw-based studio to be precise – is currently working on a fantasy game with a big, open world and RPG elements. It’s a completely new IP, neither a part of any of the studio’s existing franchises, nor a new iteration of the side-tracked Hellraid, as we’ve suspected after the previous press release. The game will feature both single player and co-op multiplayer. The project that Marchewka named as something more ambitious than the abovementioned Hellraid is currently in preproduction and it’s hard to say when we can get more detailed information regarding that game. However, Techland’s CEO claims that both said open-world game as well as the second, mysterious title will be released in the span of the next 2–3 years.
The abovementioned projects will now become the studio’s priority, even though it might disappoint all the fans of Dying Light. “We are not planning any big DLC to that title”, said Marchewka. “However, we will definitely continue small-scale support of the game – updated, patches and social events”. The company’s CEO also addressed the possibility of making a new game in the Call of Juarez franchise, originally developed by Techland between 2005 and 2013 together with Ubisoft: “Our disposition is still the same – we would like to, but we have no way of doing that, we have no people who could take care of it”. He also says that it’s no secret that an important aspect of Techland’s presence at the Digital Dragons conference in Krakow is a chance to find developers who would like to collaborate with Techland. However, the current priority is to further expand the Warsaw-based branch of the studio and that’s where the company’s search for potential employees is focused.