Dying Light has been cancelled for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Techland have announced.
The studio revealed yesterday that their upcoming first-person zombie action-survival title would now only be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC
The decision came as a result of last-gen consoles not being able to run the game and “stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time”.
“Much of this ‘next-gen feel’ is tightly connected to the technological side of Dying Light,” the studio explained in an open letter.
“For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. 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 a vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light players. 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.”
The title will be released on January 27th in America and January 30th in Europe.