As a new day dawns, it's getting more and more exciting hearing gossip about next-gen consoles, especially now it's becoming clear that dev kits are out in the wild. Techland has come out publicly and said it's in possession of a PS5 dev kit, and it almost 100% has the Xbox Project Scarlett dev kit too.
Speaking to Push Square, Dying Light 2's lead game designer said that Techland has the PS5 devkit in office. "Of course we have the next-gen consoles in our studio, and of course we have a plan for them and I think that's the most I can say".
The fact that the Dying Light 2 dev says "next-gen consoles", and talks of the studio's plans for "them" – as in plural consoles – means we can almost guarantee that he's speaking about the Xbox Project Scarlett dev kit. Unless Sony has a secret second PS5 up its sleeves... although probably not.
The Xbox Project Scarlett dev kit is a little bit more of a mystery at the moment. From what Microsoft said at E3 2019, it's clear that developers have already had some time with its next-gen console, but the next Xbox hasn't had quite the amount of dev kit leaks as the PS5.
It's been the subject of many a patent exploration and leak, especially because it looks so very different from the current PS4 family of consoles. The PS5 dev kit is a chunky beast, V-shaped and packing enough fan vents to keep those high-tech innards chilled to the very circuit boards.
Not that Techland having the dev kits comes as much of a surprise though. The developer has already confirmed that it will be bringing Dying Light 2 to PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett as a cross-gen release.
Speaking to WCCFTech, Techland's chief technology officer Pawel Rohleder said that "the plan since the beginning of production has been to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation title”.
Until we get more official info on the next-gen consoles, why not check out our current rundown of how the PS5 vs Xbox Project Scarlett war is going?