Dying Light 2 E3 2019 vs. Final Version Comparison Reveals A Significant Downgrade
Dying Light 2 was first shown with a proper gameplay demo during E3 2019, and now that the final game is out, does it resemble the earlier vision?
YouTuber Gagatun has attempted a comprehensive comparison of the differences between the E3 2019 and final retail release of Dying Light 2. The visuals do appear to have received a significant downgrade, but the gameplay is also quite a lot different than how it plays out in the game.
The mission design has changed but there is also plenty of cut content seen near the end of the video. The lighting in particular has undergone a downgrade of sorts where it somehow looks worse in the final release than it did during the E3 2019 demo.
To be honest, we are not sure if the demo was running in real-time, or if it was just a pre-rendered presentation. Even if the demo looks like it is running in real-time, it can be a presentation too just like how Ubisoft infamously used to do back during the start of the PS4 generation.
The mission seen in the video does have some similarities to the earlier demonstration, but the difference begins to expand as the mission progresses and the ending is not even the same. The scope of the game could have been reduced with time, and there have been quite a few reports regarding the tumulus development of the game.
If you want to take a look at another comparison, check out the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Dying Light 2 stacked against each other. The game will be available on February 4, 2022.