This upgrade adds multiple new options for both PS5 and PS4 Pro, while the Xbox upgrade is apparently due in “just a few days” according to a press release. On PS5, there are three new video modes for Dying Light, with performance mode offering a full 60FPS refresh rate in “Full HD”. There’s also a balanced mode which targets 60FPS in “QHD”, which stands for “quad high-definition”, which is essentially a standard between 1080p and 4K. It’s basically 2K or 1440p.
The final PS5 mode is high-resolution, which makes the game run at 30FPS but with a 4K resolution. All of these modes will be the same on Xbox Series X when the upgrade hits there in a few days.
The PS4 Pro mode is fairly simple, as it just adds an improved 30FPS cap, while the Xbox Series S and Xbox One consoles will be getting a performance mode offering 30FPS in full HD, and a high-resolution mode that targets 30FPS in that “QHD” resolution, again.
The free update comes right after Dying Light 2 Stay Human was released, with the developer making it clear this is for the original 2015 game. Taking to Twitter, Techland said: “Guys please keep in mind that this is a patch for Dying Light, therefore we mention Harran. [A] Dying Light 2 Stay Human patch is coming soon, stay tuned!”
NME’s Jake Tucker gave Dying Light 2 Stay Human a three star review, saying: “If you enjoyed Dying Light, you’ll probably manage to get a kick out of what has been achieved here, but outside of major style points for the franchise’s relocation to Villedor, what I saw here was more of the same, with a couple of neat ideas buried under a ton of odd junk.”