There will no longer be PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of upcoming zombie game Dying Light.
12th September 2014
12th September 2014
8th December 2013
Techland's open-world parkour and stealth zombie adventure Dying Light is due out in Europe on 30th January on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
North Americans will receive it on 27th January.
Pre-orders come with a free DLC mode called Be the Zombie, in which you invade other players' games as a powerful class of undead called the Night Hunter.
Why isn't Polish developer Techland making Dead Island 2? It made the first game, after all.
Dead Island wasn't fantastic but it was successful - very successful. In February 2013 the game passed the five million sales mark. Five million sales! And for a new IP! Techland clearly did something right.
But what it didn't do was retain ownership of the IP.
Dying Light isn't a cool game to like. On the surface, it reeks of a design-by-committee approach to blockbuster development. It's got zombies. It's got an open world. It's got parkour. And stealth. And an upgrade tree. It even casts you as a generic badass dude with a woman who barks orders at you through a walkie-talkie. Heck, it's developed by Techland, who just did the open-world zombie thing twice, to questionable effect, in its divisive Dead Island series. Dying Light should be a banal wreck: the video game equivalent of the KFC Famous Bowl. That's what makes it all the more surprising that it was one of the hardest games to put down at this year's E3.
Dead Island developer Techland has delayed its undead open world game Dying Light until February 2015.
EGX Rezzed kicks off later this week and today we're very happy to announce the final additions to this year's developer sessions line-up, including Techland's Dying Light and Mode 7 Games' Frozen Endzone.
Dying Light is more than just a name for Technland's new zombie game: it's a warning.
Techland has shown gameplay from the PlayStation 4 version of parkour open world zombie action survival game Dying Light.
The demo, below, was introduced at the VGX awards as being in 1080p resolution on Sony's console.
The footage shows first-person melee with an axe and plenty of blood.
Dying Light developer Techland has said its upcoming zombie survival game will be of a higher quality than Dead Island, its first crack at the genre that launched with a number of rough edges.
Dead Island developer Techland is opening up a new studio in Vancouver, Canada to assist on the development of its open-world zombie parkour game Dying Light.
Dead Island developer Techland has shown off a dozen minutes of its upcoming first-person open-world zombie adventure Dying Light (via IGN).
When Riptide released 18 months after the original Dead Island, there was some cause for concern; Techland, a developer not necessarily renowned for the quality of its output, seemed to be pushing itself too far. Those fears were borne out by a sequel that papered over some of the cracks but couldn't overcome the shabbiness at the heart of the original design. When Techland announced another first-person zombie game a mere month after Riptide's release, mere weeks since it announced an all-new game and mere days after the release of a new Call of Juarez, it's understandable those same concerns rise again.
Techland, maker of Dead Island, has announced a new game: Dying Light.
It's described as first-person survival horror with a Mirror's Edge-style free running mechanic featuring a day-night cycle set in a "vast" open world. It's due out on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014. Warner Bros. is publishing.
In the day players scavenge the urban environment for supplies and craft weapons to defend themselves against an infected population. At night the infected become aggressive and more dangerous, so you have to survive until the first light.