Dying Light will be releasing on January 27 only on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as Techland is announcing they have ceased development of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.
Techland took to its Facebook page in order to make the announcement. In the statement, the company points the reasoning for axing the last-gen versions of Dying Light is due to the limitations of these older consoles.
“Much of this “next-gen feel” is tightly connected to the technological side of Dying Light,” the statement reads. “Therefore, 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 couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.”
In order to deliver a product that has absolutely no compromises because of hardware limits, Techland had to nix last-gen versions, or else they would be limiting Dying Light down to an amount I’m sure the developer would not be comfortable releasing.
This should speak volumes to just how much Techland wants to create the best product they can make as the install base for Xbox 360 and PS3 are huge when compared with the Xbox One and PS4. Although, at the end of the day, I know most of you will be picking Dying Light up on the PC anyways.