Techland’s upcoming survival horror game “Dying Light” will be available only on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Polish developer, which plans to release the game in North America on Jan. 27, has canceled the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
“Much of this ‘next-gen feel’ is tightly connected to the technological side of 'Dying Light'. For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once,” Techland said on its Facebook page Tuesday. “Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits.”
Techland added that the game’s natural movement system, threefold character development, and large, open environment all contributed to the company’s decision to cancel the last-gen versions of “Dying Light.”
“We hope you understand the hard choice we’ve had to make. With the launch just around the corner, we can’t wait to show you ‘Dying Light’ in the state it was meant to be.... We’re looking forward to your reactions and impressions as we release the game in January 2015.”
In “Dying Light,” which is told from a first-person perspective, you can explore the open world, search for items and battle the undead. Players can equip themselves with weapons like spiked baseball bats, pistols and electric axes. You can also swim through water, climb walls and explore the rooftops of buildings. It’s essentially like a parkour course inside a video game.
The game's development began as a sequel to “Dead Island,” but it turned into a new game due to its variety of new features.