According to Chief Technology Officer Pawel Rohleder, the map in Dying Light 2 will be at least four times larger than the map in the original game. Also, some player choices will open new regions on the map and impact the existing ones.
We got some details about Techland's upcoming survival RPG Dying Light 2 on this year's E3, but since then, the developers have been pretty quiet and busy with the development. In terms of size, it's safe to assume that Dying Light 2 will be a lot bigger than it's predecessor but thanks to the latest video from Nvidia, we know just how much bigger its world will actually be.
In the video, Techland's Chief Technology Officer Pawel Rohleder said that the Dying Light 2's map is at least four times bigger than the original's map. "We're introducing a lot of changes in the technology side [of the game], for example, the game world will be four times bigger than the whole game before," Rohleder said.
However, it's all about how players interact with this world and what choices they make in their playthrough. This is a brand new feature that Techland added to the game and according to them, it can make the world of Dying Light 2 much more complex than it initially looks.
This system of choice and consequence has been explained in the video: “Every choice you make may impact the world. So, for example, we have to have different versions of the map in [certain] areas, and the world is huge, so the challenge is even bigger," Rohleder explained.
This choice and consequence system is also featured in the recently released gameplay demo where the main protagonist Aidan activates the water pumps in a heavily guarded area. Shortly after that, a brand new-region on the map opens. What would happen if Aidan didn't turn the pumps on? Well, Techland won't spoil the surprise just yet and players will probably have to play for themselves to find out.
Dying Light should come sometime in Spring 2020 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.