New announcement is a kick in the teeth for console co-op players
Techland has confirmed that Dying Light 2 Stay Human will offer a free PlayStation 5 upgrade to all owners of the PlayStation 4 version of the game, as well as supporting Microsoft’s Smart Delivery service. Thanks to this, all Xbox One players will be able to freely upgrade their copy of the game to the new-gen version enhanced for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
In what is a bit of a kick in the teeth for console gamers, though, Techland also confirmed that cross-platform and cross-generation console cooperative play will not be available for Dying Light 2 Stay Human at launch (Cross-play between Steam and Epic Games Store users will work once the game is released on February 4). If you’re planning on playing this with friends, then hopefully you have the same console or you could be in for a bit of a wait.
Techland recently teased that they will provide 5 years of support for their new title, so console crossplay is likely to be available for all eventually, and we should see some exciting new content and expansions. It’s a risky strategy, though. When you can hold off on your purchase knowing not only will the price drop over time but you’ll also have more content and features, I can imagine many people waiting to pull the trigger on their purchase.
New co-op information has been released:
- Besides the prologue, Dying Light 2 Stay Human will be fully playable in co-op. This also includes finishing the game.
- All session guests can keep their acquired items and player progression.
- Important choices in the game can be made by all players through voting, but the host of the session has the final choice.
This week brought great news for Techland, as Dying Light 2 Stay Human hit 3 million Steam Wishlists. The City will be packed with newly arriving citizens on February 4!
The world premiere of Dying Light 2 Stay Human is just around the corner, so don’t miss any episode of the Dying 2 Know web series (all available here) and if you’re Dying 2 Know More, go further behind the scenes with more episodes of exclusive interviews.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human, published by Techland, launches on February 4, 2022, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Pre-orders are available via dyinglightgame.com/preorder. All pre-orders will come with the exclusive igital Reload Pack and Reach for the Sky Pack, featuring unique outfits, weapons, backpack and paraglider skins. Reach for the Sky Pack, was created in collaboration with Rosario Dawson (The Mandalorian, Sin City), who plays Lawan, a key character whose fate connects with main protagonist Aiden during his journey.
About Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is a story-driven open-world action role-playing game, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Dying Light published in 2015, which has been played by over twenty-five million people all over the world. This time players are visiting the City – mankind’s last stronghold in the fight against the virus. Developed parkour mechanics enable players to explore the vast open world and master tactical combat. This lost civilization, a world set in the modern dark ages, requires creative approaches to finding items and crafting gear. Gameplay shifts during a day and night cycle, so players can dare to plunder abandoned lairs of infected at night and discover the dark secrets of those in power by day. Players must choose which side they want to take and write their own story.