DYING LIGHT Cancelled for PS3 and Xbox 360

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Techland, the Polish developers of the upcoming free-running zombie game Dying Light, have announced that their game will not be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360.

A post on the studio’s Facebook page suggests that too many compromises to the game would be required to run Dying Light on the older consoles and “stay true to the core vision” of the game.

The post explains in regard of the technical demands of the game this: “For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once,” and includes that the use of realistic physics and lighting technology the older systems just cannot emulate well.

While this is a bit disappointing to those who haven’t jumped into the next gen just yet, if you have a PC capable of this kind of power it is still set to release on that! Some more interesting quotes from the Facebook post includes: “Features like these along with our core gameplay pillars – such as the player-empowering Natural Movement, threefold character development system, and vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light plays. However, combining all of these into one fluid experience is only possible on technologically advanced platforms.”

“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.”

While disappointed that it won’t be released on PS3 or Xbox 360, the fact that Techland is so committed to the way Dying Light plays and looks you can’t fault them for not wanting to lessen that quality.

Dying Light is set to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 27, 2015 in North America, January 28, 2015 in Australasia, and January 30, 2015 Europe.

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