Dying Light studio teases its new fantasy RPG from ex-Witcher devs


Dying Light developer Techland offered a preview of its next project, “a new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world”, in an update on Tuesday as the Polish studio tries to ramp up development on its game. untitled fantasy role. The studio also offered a look at who is developing this new game, a team comprised of talent behind CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher games and Cyberpunk 2077.

Similar to recent announcements from Blizzard Entertainment, Funcom, and Crytek, Techland has announced a major new project with little to show or say about it. There’s only one piece of concept art, revealing an ancient fantasy setting that looks like a departure from Dying Light.

But Techland hopes to attract talent to the studio to help develop the open-world action-RPG, in part by revealing who is already working on it. This list of names includes narrative director Karolina Stachyra, who wrote The Witcher 3: Wild Huntit is Bloody Baron questline (among other narrative contributions to The Witcher), narrative leader Arkadiusz Borowik (the witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings), open-world director Bartosz Ochman (Cyberpunk 2077), lead animator Kevin Quaid (Horizon Zero Dawn), lead game designer David McClure (Death Loop), and creative director Mario Maltezos (madmax, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).

In a statement released alongside the concept art and recruitment announcement, Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka said of the project, “Our ambition is to introduce a completely new IP that is very different from what which we have been doing for many years. We want to create an entirely next-gen experience. A new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world, fueled by the skills and experience we’ve gained as a team over the years, infused with new ideas, passion and creativity. While we can’t share any more details about this project right now, we’re all really invested in it and can’t wait to show it off to players when the time comes.

Marchewka noted in the same statement that Techland plans to continue supporting its latest game, Dying Light 2 Stay Human“for at least 5 years, with its scope and size matching, if not exceeding, what we provided to our community during the post-launch support of its predecessor.”


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