According to Techland itself, they have been testing Dying Light 2‘s version for the 2013 consoles (and their mid-gen updates released a few years later) for a while, and maybe they won’t fall into the same mistake CD Projekt RED has done with Cyberpunk 2077…
WCCFTech interviewed the Polish staff, and Tomasz Szałkowszki, their rendering director, revealed that they aren’t ignoring the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One at all: „The “main” consoles have long been our priority. We make every effort to ensure that the game’s quality on PS4 or XBO is at the highest level. We started testing on the older generation consoles much earlier than in other projects. This was related to the scale of changes to the engine and ambitious plans to create an even larger and more complex game than DL1,” he said.
It doesn’t automatically mean that they don’t care about the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series duo: „The new consoles are great equipment. A lot of progress has been made in the area of CPU performance and IO bandwidth. The new capabilities and GPU speed are also impressive. I think, like any new generation, it takes a while before we learn to get the most out of the hardware. We plan to allow you to choose: Quality (including ray tracing), Performance (60+ FPS), and 4K. As we are working hard on performance, I cannot provide more details at this point. We try to cram as much as possible onto the next- gens,” Szałkowszki added.
The PC version has previously been confirmed to use ray tracing on Nvidia’s RTX GPUs, but there will be other effects as well: „All the effects mentioned, i.e., shadows, AO, and light reflections, e.g., from the player’s flashlight. We’re also experimenting with Nvidia to expand the effects base. Ray tracing is a great technology. We are exploring new possibilities related to DX12 Ultimate, such as VRS. Mesh shaders are rather a matter for the next project. DL2 will continue to be developed for a long time, so the results of our research will also be visible after the game’s release if they significantly affect the quality of the game,” the rendering director claims.
Dying Light 2 might launch this year on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.