‘Does Dying Light 2 have cross-play?’ has been a question on players’ minds ever since co-op for the game was first confirmed. Playing with your friends in the first Dying Light and in the various modes that were added after release were some of the most enjoyable moments in that game.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human comes seven years after the release of the first game and since then multiplayer and co-op games have made cross-play a fundamental feature. With more platforms for games than ever, the chances for players to be segmented when experiencing Dying Light 2’s story is more likely, so cross-play would help to alleviate that segmentation.
But what has Techland said about Dying Light 2 cross-play ahead of release? Read on for a deep dive into what is available when playing in co-op and whether or not you will be able to play with your friends on other platforms as you are all traversing your own corners of Villedor.
Dying Light 2 crossplay
Dying Light 2 will not have cross-play at launch. In an interview for Twitch Gaming, Techland’s Tymon Smektala confirmed that the feature will not be available at the game’s launch.
On top of that, Smektala goes on to say that if you are on PS5 and your friends are on PS4, you won’t be able to play with them either. However, Techland are working to add cross-generation play into the game after launch.
As for full cross-play implementation after launch, no hint of it arriving was mentioned in the interview which means we don’t know if Techland are working on it or when it could be added.
Despite not having cross-play you will be able to experience the entire story of the game, bar the opening tutorial with your friends if you are looking to parkour around the cityscapes and pummel the undead together.
That covers Dying Light 2’s cross-play functionality. Ahead of the game’s release, take a look back at why the game has the potential to become the next great character-driven RPG and an overview of the Dying Light 2 difficulty modes.