Dying Light 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit game, has recently come under fire from fans following a recent update. Developer Techland released a patch that introduced new weapon animations, bug fixes, and most notably, microtransactions in the form of Dying Light Points.
Since then, the game's review score on Steam has plummeted, with the overall reception now being labeled as “Mixed.” Many players have expressed their frustration over the new monetization system, as it allows players to purchase add-ons with real money.
In response to the backlash, Techland has released a statement acknowledging the concerns and frustrations of the community. The developer claims to have heard the feedback and is actively working on finding solutions to address the issue.
One proposed solution involves reevaluating the mechanics of the DL Points system and potentially adding an option to purchase individual items from the existing bundles. However, it is uncertain whether this will lead to a complete reversal of the implementation of DL Points, as Techland also highlights the availability of cheaper bundles that can be purchased with fewer DL Points.
As the situation continues to unfold, fans of Dying Light 2 are eagerly awaiting further updates from Techland. It remains to be seen whether the developer will make significant changes to the monetization system or if players will have to adapt to the new approach.
In the meantime, players and critics alike are voicing their opinions on the controversy. The mixed reception to the recent update highlights the importance of balancing monetization practices with player satisfaction and maintaining a positive relationship with the gaming community.
Source: Andrew Heaton, Online Publications