Developer Techland has announced that they have decided to cancel the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of their upcoming game, Dying Light, to not compromise their vision.
In a Facebook post on the game's page, Techland posted, "After thorough internal testing, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to leave past-gen systems behind and release Dying Light exclusively on the next-gen consoles and PC." To explain a bit further, they stated, "Put simply, older consoles just couldn't run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time."
On a technical standpoint -- or watching the video -- the game is technically impressive. "Up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits."
Though this may come as a bit of a disappointment to many, it's often hard to forget that a PC that is 8 years old couldn't run many games currently releasing so this will likely be the beginning of less support on older machines.
Dying Light is still slated to arrive on January 27th, 2015 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.