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Techland drops last-gen for  Dying Light , next-gen 'without any compromises'

Techland drops last-gen for Dying Light, next-gen 'without any compromises'

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Rose

Techland has dropped last-generation console support for its upcoming zombie survival game Dying Light, stating that building the game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is comprising the game's "next-gen feel."

Dying Light is due to release at the start of 2015, and was originally planned for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4. In a post on Facebook today, the company said that it has now dropped last-gen support.

"We spent the last three years making sure that all the features of our game add up to create a truly next-gen experience," reads the post. "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."

"Put simply, older consoles just couldnt run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time," Techland adds, noting that it can now release the game "without any compromises."

While some responses to the news from players have been negative, the majority of comments are in support of the move, with many people commenting that they feel games that also cater to the last generation of consoles are holding the industry back.

Gamasutra spoke with Techland earlier this year about searching for innovation in the tired zombie genre.

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