Dying Light won't be coming to last gen consoles

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Parkour-themed zombie survival sandbox game Dying Light won't be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after all, developer Techland has announced. The older consoles just don't have the oomph needed to render the game's packed environments satisfactorily.

"After thorough internal testing, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to leave past-gen systems behind and release Dying Light exclusively on the next-gen consoles and PC," said the Polish studio, best known for Dead Island, in an update on its Facebook page.

"Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time," it explains. "For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits. Features like these along with our core gameplay pillars – such as the player-empowering Natural Movement, threefold character development system, and vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light plays."

That's why, when the game launches in January 2015, it will now only be for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. "To ensure you enjoy Dying Light as much as we would like you to," concludes the post, "we chose to release it without any compromises on the three strongest systems available."

Published: 30/10/2014

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