The Dying Light title was one of the long-lasting and unexpected hits of its time. It took a nice spin on the zombie genre and got it to be something that players continually came back to, especially with the improvements and upgrades that the team made for it. And now, Dying Light 2 is aiming to be bigger and better in every single way. At E3 2018, the first trailer for the game showed a much bigger world, and noted that many big choices lay ahead for the player.
And one of the biggest choices by far is that of the factions that you’ll have to do deal with:
“So how it works is that in the world of Dying Light 2 you have a few main factions,” said lead designer Tymon Smektala in a recent interview with the folks over at PCGamesN. “The Peacekeepers, the Scavengers, and a few more. But there are also smaller groups like the Untainted that can have an impact on the flow of the story to some extent – they’re like wildcards in the story, something unexpected.”
He went on to explain some of the roles of the factions:
“So, for example, the Peacekeepers and the Scavengers are fighting for an abandoned swimming pool because it’s a great place for an outpost,” he continued. “The Peacekeepers want to create a training ground there because it’s easy to mop the blood from tiles, while the Scavengers want to start growing plants that they can use to produce fuel – they have this craftsman who understands that there are special types of plants you can use to create biofuel that powers vehicles. The Untainted believe that the way to salvation, the way to solve the problems of the world, is to grow plants that can be used to create drugs.
No release date for the game has been given as of yet.