- Do I need to play the first one to get into this sequel?
No. Dying Light 2: Stay Human's story is set 15 years after the original game and the protagonist is a different character. However, it's always commendable to play it.
- Does the game have cross-play?
Not at launch. Devs said they are working to bring cross-play between platforms. However, it's possible to play between PC platforms (Steam/Epic). NOTE: the game also does not support cross-gen play (ie. PS4/PS5) at launch.
- How does co-op work?
You will be able to party with up to other 3 players for a total of 4 player co-op. The world will be affected and changed by how the host advanced on his story. All party members can vote on key decisions while playing the story, however the final choice will be up to the host. If you join a friend's game, all character progression and items earned will follow you back to your own game after the co-op session has ended.
- Will I have upgrade options if I buy the game in last gen?
Yes, if you buy the game on PS4 you can upgrade your game for PS5 at no aditional cost. Dying Light 2: Stay Human also supports Xbox Smart Delivery, which means you can also upgrade an Xbox One copy for and Xbox Series S|X at no aditional cost either.