I feel like we’re mostly past the days of open worlds that are big for the sake of being big. According to Dying Light 2’s director, Tymon Smektala, the days of ever-growing worlds could be numbered, as focus should be shifting to making those environments better.
A whole bunch of games by Polish developers are available over at GOG right now, with some great discounts on The Witcher series, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Frostpunk and Phantom Doctrine.
I am pleased to report that in Dying Light: The Following, you can still dropkick a zombie off a cliff and into the sea. You also get to drive a car.