If you’re eager to jump back into the streets of Harran then there is lots to look forward to. As we know the first Dying Light is soon due to release on the Nintendo Switch. That’s the upcoming Dying Light Platinum Edition which is scheduled to drop on Tuesday of next week. Now, Techland have more exciting news to add for the original game. It has been continually supported by the Polish developer with an update appearing on Xbox as recently as this week. That’s not all though, as one fan on Twitter asked about the chance of seeing a Dying Light next-gen upgrade to take advantage of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5’s beefed up hardware.
This request for the upgrade to the game came from the user @unitled_ who asked them to “update this game for current-gen with 4K and 60fps”. The official Twitter account very swiftly responded, confirming they are working on a next-gen upgrade for Dying Light.
What We Know So Far
For now all we know for sure about the Dying Light next-gen upgrade is it’s coming. It’s safe to assume it will come within a few months though, especially with the Dying Light 2 coming in February. However, we have no idea what to expect as far as the extent of the planned upgrade. Though we know it currently runs as a backwards compatible title, unchanged since its launch. At the time back in 2015, Eurogamer published the Digital Foundry analysis describing the game as follows:
Dying Light operates at a rendering resolution of 1920×1080 on PS4 while Xbox One is in the region of 1536×1080, with both seemingly using a variant of SMAA T2X anti-aliasingHow Dying Light on console performed back in 2015
So even playing it on current hardware, we are at best playing it at 1080p with 30fps. So a native 4k or even dynamic 4k with a 60 fps performance would be an extremely welcomed upgrade.
Let us know what you hope a next-gen upgrade for Dying Light will include. Will it tempt you to jump back into the streets of Harran? Either way we’d love to hear what you have to say!