Techland Is Working On A ‘Next-Gen Console Patch’ For Dying Light

Extinguishing light Developer Techland is currently working on a patch for next-gen/new-gen consoles, including the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. While details are still scarce, the patch will likely allow players to play Dying light 1 on the PS5 at 60 fps. It is unknown if it will be just an update or a brand new native PS5 app. Techland’s official Twitter account revealed the development via a reply on Twitter.

Originally released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2016, the first Extinguishing light received numerous DLCs and expansions over the course of five years. Even since the announcement of Dying light 2, Techland has released new free updates such as the Hell Raid DLC earlier this year. Techland also stated that it plans to continue supporting the zombie survival game even after this latest update.

One of the ways to support the game is to re-release it Extinguishing light on next-gen consoles. Technically, Extinguishing light can be played on the PS5 via backwards compatibility, but the game is currently limited to 1080p resolution at 30fps due to the limitations of the PS4. In response to several users asking for a 4K 60 fps patch on PS4, Techland replied by saying it’s “currently working on a next-gen patch for Dying Light 1,and that it would reveal more information in the future.

This update to the first game is particularly surprising given that Techland has delayed the upcoming sequel several times, most recently due to “complex, intersecting systems” that require double checking. Earlier 2020 reports also indicated that Techland suffered from internal disagreements and high churn rates, with Dying light 2‘s development has been described as “a total mess.” Although seemingly unrelated, the original Art Director and Writer on Dying light 2 also left Techland earlier this year.

Thankfully, we’ve seen more information and gameplay appear for Dying light 2 in the past several months. We even have a confirmed release window, after years of waiting. So it looks like Techland can actually support two triple-A games at the same time — and at least give us a much-needed next-gen patch for it. Extinguishing light pending the sequel.

[Source: ResetEra]