That planet is cracked
Dying Light studio Techland has published a teaser for its next project. Though still unnamed, the new fantasy title got a slice of concept art today.
On Twitter, Techland shared the art of its newest game. It’s set to be a narrative-driven fantasy epic, with an “exotic open world” to explore.
“We strive to create a compelling story-focused AAA title that combines and refines the best aspects of gameplay that Techland is known for,” reads the post.
We never stop improving!
Our newest game is set to be a narrative-driven #fantasy epic with an exotic open world ready to be explored. We strive to create a compelling story-focused #AAA title that combines and refines the best aspects of gameplay that Techland is known for. pic.twitter.com/SuJ8vVWbrI
— Techland (@TechlandGames) March 16, 2023
What can we see? Well, we’ve got a man holding onto a tree, observing a far-off city. There’s some wildlife about, and some waterfalls, and off in the distance is a big, cracked planet. Not too much to go on for now other than vibes, though vibes seem squarely set in the sci-fi fantasy realm. And given Techland’s proclivity for movement in the Dying Light series, probably some free-running at some point.
Sweet, sweet fantasy
It’s interesting to see Techland turn to fantasy, after doing so much work in the zombie genre. But I do like the idea of some of that parkour-centric development bleeding over into a more out-there world. It reminds me of the new project from IO Interactive, where the team over there is also working on its own fantasy title.
Techland had teased an open-world fantasy game with RPG elements back in 2016, though it clarified that it has RPG elements, but is not an RPG game. Whatever the case may be, I’m definitely interested in seeing what Techland has been cooking up for its fantasy project.