Dying Light 2 to get free PS5 upgrade, won’t have cross-platform co-op at launch


Dying Light was one of 2015’s top games, so it makes sense that plenty of gamers worldwide are looking forward to the release of Dying Light 2 this February.

It remains to be seen, though, whether the sequel will match the original, which was an atmospheric survival horror game featuring good characters and story set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead.

Techland (the people behind the game) have already made another zombie centric game (the much-loved Dead Island), and this Dying Light sequel will revisit the zombie apocalypse and feature a new protagonist named Aiden Caldwell, plus a map four times bigger than that of the original game.

Caldwell will have parkour skills much like the protagonist of the first Dying Light, and will get to interact with several new characters as he makes his way through a zombie-infested city in this open-world, role-playing and action game.

The game will hit consoles and PC this February, and those who get the PS4 version of the game will be happy to know that you can upgrade for free to the PS5 version as was recently revealed by developer Techland. So is the case for those who get the game on Xbox One, as they’ll be able to upgrade to the Xbox Series X/S version of Dying Light 2 at no cost too.

However, while the game will support co-op play (the entire game can be played in cooperative mode besides the prologue), cross-platform co-op won’t be available at launch.

That is, those playing the PS4 version of the game won’t be able to play with their friends who are running the Xbox One version (or the PC one for that matter). There won’t be cross-gen support at launch either – so no playing with your pals on PS5 if you’re using PS4 version of the game, then.

However, full co-op play will be added at a later date according to Techland, with the Polish outfit saying they plan to support the game for 5 (yes, five!) years.

This, of course, might depend on whether Dying Light 2 is a success or not – but taking into account that the original was played by more than 20 million people according to Techland, and that more than 3 million people have the game on their Steam wishlists, the game being a hit is a very likely possibility indeed.

The game’s action, characters and visuals look pretty great judging by the gameplay trailer above, and exploring the game’s city during the “modern dark ages”, engaging in parkour, fighting zombies or human enemies and getting to make decisions in the game’s story could be just as memorable as it was in the first game when this hits shelves early next month.

So hopefully this will turn out to be one of the top AAA video game releases of the year, then.

Note: Dying Light 2 will be released on February 4, 2022. Available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.