In recent events, Techland continues to pump out more announcements for its Dying Light IP. Over the past month, users face the unfortunate delay of the first story DLC for Dying Light 2 being pushed to autumn. However, a new free add-on ‘Chapter 1: In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner’ arrived this week for all users.
However, the team has always strived to dip its feet into the fantasy realm. Prior to Dying Light, Techland was working on a project of its own dubbed ‘Hellraid’. Howbeit, the project was overshadowed by the 2015 release and was later consolidated into a DLC for the original Dying Light. But, that does not mean Techland won’t attempt the venture once more.
From Techland in a press release last month, the team reveals it is working on a new AAA action RPG. Additionally, the game is to feature staffing who once worked at CD Projekt Red (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 2077).
We’re very happy with what we have accomplished with the Dying Light franchise so far. Moreover, our journey with Dying Light 2 Stay Human has only just begun as we plan to support this game for at least 5 years, with its scope and size matching, if not exceeding, what we have provided our community with during post-launch support for its predecessor. At the same time, our ambition is to introduce a brand new IP that is vastly different from what we have been doing for the past several years.Pawel Marchewka, Techland CEO
“We want to create a fully next-gen experience. A new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world, fueled by the skills and experience we have gained as a team over the years, infused with new ideas, passion, and creativity,” Marchewka adds. “While we cannot share more details about this project now, we’re all truly invested in it and looking forward to showing it to gamers when the time is right.”
The blog post goes on to mention Karolina Stachyra, a former Narrative Director at CD Projekt Red & former Narrative Lead Arkadiusz Borowik. Both Stachyra & Borowik were involved with DLC for The Witcher 2 & The Witcher 3 according to the press release. What are you most interested to see come from this new project at Techland?