Techland, the developer behind the upcoming first-person zombie slayer Dying Light, has announced that the game will only be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will not receive a last gen version of the game.
This news comes by way of a post on the dev's Facebook page today, which outlines their decision on pulling the plug on the PS3 and Xbox 360 verstions - the systems just couldn't run the game.
The post talks about how 'up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once.' It goes on to mention more of Dying Light's technical demands: 'Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits.
'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.'
Dying Light is due for release on 27th January 2015 in the US, and 30th January 2015 in Europe.