Techland is finally focusing on its open-world fantasy action game
Techland is best known as the studio behind the zombie runner series Dying Light, but it has developed many other games over the years, including Call of Juarez and Dead Island. With Dying Light 2 now out and doing well, the studio revealed that it’s doing something different for its next game: a “triple open-world action RPG in a fantasy setting”.
“We are very satisfied with what we have achieved with the Dying Light series so far,” said Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka. “Furthermore, our Dying Light 2: Remaining journey has only just begun, as we plan to support the game for at least 5 years, matching its scope and scale, and if not more, we offer to our community at a later stage – Initiate support for its predecessor.”
“At the same time, our goal is to launch a completely new IP that is very different from what we’ve done over the past few years. We want to create a completely next-gen experience. A new fantasy epic set in a massive open world, powered by Fueled by the skills and experience we’ve acquired over the years as a team, we’ve injected new ideas, passion and creativity.”
Techland has hired a number of developers to work on the project from studios like CD Projekt, Ubisoft, Arkane, Guerrilla Games, and People Can Fly: Narrative Director Karolina Stachyra and Narrative Director Arkadiusz Borowik have both worked on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3 . For example, lead game designer David McClure was previously Deathloop’s game systems designer.
Marchewka says there are no further details to share, but if this all sounds weird, your memory isn’t kidding: Techland actually revealed the project first six years ago, even before Dying Light 2 was announced. This is the same game that launched in 2016, a representative confirmed in an email.
Techland has been developing the fantasy RPG for about a year so far, and says it “continues to work on the game during the record-setting launch of Dying Light 2: Keep Human.” For a project in development It hasn’t been announced for a long time, but it’s fair to say that Techland’s focus has always been on Dying Light games, and it’s only now shifting its focus to fantasy projects. The studio said it was preparing to “significantly grow the development team” and shared a link to its development team. job page.