In a strange turn, Techland has confirmed that they're looking into adding a specialized version of player-created content into Dying Light 2. Not full-blown modding support, but somewhere in the middle between modding support and no mods at all.
In a recent interview with Dying Light 2 lead designer Tymon Smektala, said that adding player-created content "is one of the directions we are looking at" when asked about both player creation tools and adding content created from said tools into the game.
“[That is] our direction of thinking," Smektala said. "We want to invite the community more into creating, making, or tweaking the content we already have in the game.”
The type of content that Techland is leaning towards are community parkour races and combat challenges. It's nothing that's too exciting or revolutionary, but it's new content that Techland clearly doesn't want to use valuable time to develop. While they have a lot of time, Techland's thinking seems to be if the community wants to create free content, why not? Smektala went on to say that with more than five million copies sold for Dying Light 2, there are a lot of players who approach the game differently and want different things out of the game.
In terms of DLC coming from the company, Techland is also trying to ensure that "everyone finds something for themselves", which is a good goal, but almost impossible if they don't release full modding tools in the future. However, despite the lack of tools, there are 304 mods (at the time of publishing) available on Nexus Mods, which range from a developer menu, unlimited weapon durability, and removing post-processing effects like Sharpness and Lens Flare. Basically, mods are available whether Techland releases full modding support or not, but with the large and expansive world they've created, it would be nice if official modding tools were made available.
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