Hot potato: Open world games are not the best genre for those with little time to play. This is especially true of the upcoming Dying Light 2: Stay Human, which the developers say will take a ludicrously long 500 hours to complete everything it has to offer.
The sequel to the 2015 Zombies and Parkour game is one of the most anticipated this year. The first game also took quite a lot of players’ time, around 55 hours, but according to a recent tweet from developer Techland, it would take 500 hours to complete just Dying Light 2 completely. That’s the equivalent of over 20 days of continuous play, or, as the company says, almost as long as it takes to get from Warsaw to Madrid on foot (about 534 hours).
– Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 8, 2022
Techland highlighted an important caveat in a subsequent tweet: 500 hours is how long it will take to complete the game 100%, “completing all quests, endings and exploring every part of the world.”
The good news is that those who simply want to finish the story of Dying Light 2, and the side quests will require another long, but less vital 70-80 hours.
It looks like Techland’s boast of a 500-hour game was not received as well as expected, hence the confirmation that this is for finaliters only. Many people want value for money from a game, but that doesn’t have to come at the expense of being stuffed with boring, repetitive filler. On the other hand, there were those who welcomed the news that they would be playing Dying Light 2 for a very, very long time.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human comes out on February 4th after several delays. Get ready to work hard if you want to finish the game before Elden Ring launches on February 25th. Techland recommends using the RTX 3080 if you want to use ray tracing effects in-game, even at 1080p.