According to a proverb diverted by our sounds, it seems that communication is an exercise far too serious to be entrusted to communicators. Dying Light 2 now brings us the proof.
The not so young of our readers will no doubt remember a time when lifespan occupied a prominent place among the strengths that each studio chose to highlight. At that time, “the more the better”, since some players felt that quality could not exist without a more or less union minimum of quantity. After several years of development, Dying Light 2 probably wanted (a little) to do too much …
The best is the enemy of good
A few days ago the Twitter account of the game therefore tried to show that he was at the top of the game by announcing a colossal lifespan, to say the least, and draw an astonishing parallel:
To completely complete Dying Light 2 Stay Human, it will take you at least 500 hours – that’s almost as long as it takes to walk from Warsaw to Madrid!
If this statement will perhaps allow the Poles of Techland to invite themselves in the Guinness Book of Records, the figure waved like a trophy did not really have the desired effect, since the message was then the subject of numerous mockery. We must believe that the collection of objects in the open world has left some indelible marks on some of the players … And yet, no one asked the question of rest after such a walk!
“I wouldn’t say it’s a failure”
Faced with mockery and other questions, Techland was then forced to clarify his thoughts:
We would like to clarify our recent announcement regarding the number of hours it will take to complete the game. Dying Light 2 offers different types of gameplay and choices for players to explore their worlds however they want.
The campaign as such should therefore be around twenty hours, while the completion of the (many) side quests could add about sixty to the counter. As we mentioned in our detailed preview, the choice of factions will require to redo the adventure again and again to discover all its aspects, a point that would undoubtedly have deserved to be clarified from the outset.
This unfortunately failed publicity stunt (if it is necessary to clarify his thoughts, it is that there is obviously a problem) will have at least revived the eternal debate on the lifespan of our preferred medium. Is it really desirable to highlight such a figure? Have players ever turned the page on quantity to just focus on the quality of the experience? It’s up to you to tell us your quantified opinions in the comments below.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is still due out on February 4 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.