Witcher devs team up with Dying Light 2 studio for new fantasy RPG

Dying Light 2 developer Techland has given audiences a first look at their brand new IP, which will be an open-world fantasy RPG.

The image comes from the developer who announced in a Tweeter that the project is an “unadvertised AAA Open World Action-RPG in a fantasy setting”.

play area reports that the Dying Light 2 developer has hired The Witcher 3 alumni, Narrative Director Karolina Stachyra and Narrative Lead Arkadiusz Borowik, who will direct the game’s story.

Gamespot notes that Stachyra is credited with writing Bloody Baron’s beloved mission in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The concept art is very pretty, and while it’s hard to parse, there are clues to be found in the image, especially when it comes to the setting. The photo features a figure with his back to our vantage point, looking down at several waterfalls flowing around ancient ruins.

The architecture is an interesting mix of the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, but with some Greek or Roman inspired statues. It’s hard to pinpoint the inspiration, but it all seems to be based in a lush tropical setting.

It’s hard to tell the style of clothing from the figure either, but it looks like they’re wearing either padded armor or practical leather. Other than that, there’s no immediate threat in the picture, and it seems the main function is to encourage a player to explore the ruins.

Recruitment campaign

It seems that the impotence of this revelation is to try to attract talent to the project. In the announcement tweet, Techland put text over the image saying, “Let’s build a whole new exciting world together!”.

We recently saw this tactic of showing a preview of the new AAA IP as part of a recruiting campaign for an upcoming Blizzard survival game.

This seems to be a growing tactic for studios looking to fill large teams quickly. With the cancellation of E3, we may see even more games announced as part of recruiting efforts. If you’d like to see if you can work on the game, Techland has several positions open.

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