Dying Light News

Dying Light standalone battle royale game in Early Access next month

Fingers crossed Bad Blood is not A Negative.

Standalone battle royale spin-off Dying Light: Bad Blood will arrive on Steam Early Access in September. The Early Access release will be for PC players only but Bad Blood will be a multiplatform PC and console (presumably PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) game upon full release.

Dying Light gets a Battle Royale-inspired expansion called Bad Blood in 2018

Zombie kill 'em up Dying Light gets a Battle Royale-inspired standalone PvP expansion called Bad Blood next year.

Developer Techland said Bad Blood comes "as a response to numerous fan requests for a PvP approach to Dying Light, and the recent popularity of the Battle Royale genre among the survival horror fans", which presumably is a nod to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite.

The big difference between the likes of PUBG and Bad Blood, however, is Bad Blood is only for six players, and it blends PvP with PvE. Here's how it works: you and five other players are dropped into a hostile, zombie-infested area. Each player has to evacuate before the night falls. You have to scavenge for weapons while harvesting blood samples from the infected.

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Through delightfully wild events - "collectively blow up, burn and electrify 2 million zombies using beefed up buggies with enhanced Electric Cage, Mines and Flamethrower" - and new content, Polish developer Techland has kept the Dying Light community very healthy. Even now, two-and-a-half years after release, there are around 500,000 people apparently playing the zombie-thumping game each week.

Rocket League and Dying Light crossover content revealed

Rocket League teases basketball mode this month.

What do Rocket League and Dying Light have in common? They're both multiplatform and they both have cars. That's not much, but it's enough for the developers of both games to team up and introduce crossover content with one another.

Dying Light Spotlight Edition costs $10m

Includes speaking role in movie, acting lessons and more.

Dying Light Spotlight Edition is a one-of-a-kind package that's easily the most expensive video game bundle ever conceived at a whopping $10,000,000.

Dying Light's free Destiny-spoofing #DrinkForDLC content revealed

New water-based challenges due in February.

Back in June Dying Light developer Techland decided to take the piss out of Activision by mocking its bizarre promotion to grant exclusive Destiny DLC only to North American players who drink Red Bull. To spoof this, Techland said it would grant DLC to those worldwide who drink water. All they had to do was post a picture or video of themselves guzzling H2O on Twitter with the hashtag #DrinkForDLC.

Dying Light Enhanced Edition and The Following release date announced

Dying Light Enhanced Edition and The Following release date announced

Better graphics! Better performance! Better AI...

Dying Light's The Following expansion will launch 9th February 2016, Polish developer Techland has announced, alongside - as well as included within - a newly unveiled Enhanced Edition of the game. This is for all three formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One.

The Enhanced Edition does what a Game of the Year Edition would typically do - bundle the game and all downloadable content - but with added relish. The enhancements and added extras apparently took half-a-year to create.

The enhancements include:

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Watch 15 minutes of Dying Light's The Following expansion

Watch 15 minutes of Dying Light's The Following expansion

Dune buggies! Crossbows! Giant open-world!

Dying Light developer Techland has released a 15-minute video detailing The Following, an enormous expansion to its popular first-person zombie survival game.

The Following is set in the country rather than the city, and its map will be larger than all other Dying Light maps combined. Its plot concerns a cult that appears to have immunity to the zombie outbreak, but it's unclear how. You've gone to investigate.

Notable additions include upgradeable dune buggies, crossbows, submachine guns and more.

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Dying Light expansion The Following announced

Dying Light expansion The Following announced

UPDATE: First gameplay trailer revealed.

UPDATE 13TH AUGUST: The first gameplay trailer for The Following expansion has been revealed. The US price of $14.99 has also been revealed, but European pricing is still to be confirmed - as is the release date.

ORIGINAL STORY 29TH JULY: Techland has announced a "massive" Dying Light expansion called The Following, which will bring among things, drivable all-terrain dirt buggies to the game (you can see someone driving in a screenshot below).

The expansion will feature a large new map that is the size of all previous Dying Light maps combined, apparently, and pack both new features and story.

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Techland insists Hellraid isn't cancelled

Techland insists Hellraid isn't cancelled

Dying Light passes 4.5m players, and Call of Juarez could return.

Dying Light developer Techland has assured me dark fantasy action game Hellraid has not been cancelled. Development has been "frozen" but may be thawed as soon as third quarter this calendar year.

CEO Pawel Marchewka also told me Dying Light has 4.5 million unique users, the last count being 3.2 million mid-March. That doesn't strictly equal sales, but more on that and Dying Light - and the future Call of Juarez - later.

Hellraid first. "No no no," Marchewka responded at Polish games conference Digital Dragons when I asked if the game had been cancelled - it had been ominously announced as "on hold" only hours before.

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Physical Dying Light sales overtake The Order and Evolve in UK

Physical Dying Light sales overtake The Order and Evolve in UK

Despite the download version launching a month ago.

In the world of physical game sales, Dying Light is a roaring success despite the download version launching a month ago.

There had been some concern that the delay of the release of the boxed retail version of Techland's zombie kill-'em-up would affect its sales. But it's already outdone two other high-profile games after just two weeks on sale.

UK sales company Chart-Track revealed today that Dying Light has already outsold PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 (launched 20th February) and 2K Games 4v1 shooter Evolve (launched 10th February) after just two weeks on sale in shops - and with the download version going live weeks beforehand.

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Dying Light tops UK chart as physical version finally launches

Dying Light tops UK chart as physical version finally launches

Dragon Ball Xenoverse in third, Dynasty Warriors in 21st.

Undead survival shooter Dying Light has scored the top spot in the new UK all-formats chart.

That's despite the game having been available as a digital download since 28th January. UK numbers company Chart-Track only counts physical copies sold, so this is Dying Light's first chart placing.

It arrives ahead of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in second place and new entry Dragon Ball Xenoverse in third.

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Dying Light tops US retail sales for January

Dying Light was the most sold game at US retail in January, analyst group NPD has announced.

"In January 2015, Dying Light had the highest first month of sales for new IP in the survival horror genre, exceeding the previous record, The Evil Within," stated the NPD Group's Liam Callahan.

This is surprising as The Evil Within was Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's spiritual successor to his classic horror series. Since Resident Evil HD Remaster set sales records for both PSN and Capcom, one would think that The Evil Within would bring more cache than Techland's follow-up to the middling Dead Island series. (We also recommended The Evil Within while Dying Light didn't quite make the grade, though it wasn't without its charms.)

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New Dying Light patch accidentally blocks mods

New Dying Light patch accidentally blocks mods

UPDATE: Modding restored, but you'll need the new patch.

UPDATE 6/2/15 2.50pm: Dying Light developer Techland has restored the ability for fans to mod its new zombie shooter.

Patch 1.4.0 unlocks the game for modding, although you will need the new update to play modded games online.

Anyone with the original version of the game (which allowed for modding, before it was accidentally patched out) will need to upgrade to play modded versions of the game with others.

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Dying Light gets new UK physical launch date, a month late

Dying Light gets new UK physical launch date, a month late

But will include free DLC as an apology.

Dying Light developer Techland has nailed down a new release date for the game's physical version in Europe - 27th February. That's a month after the game was due to arrive in boxed form - and still will as a digital download - on 28th January.

The month delay affects the game's launch in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. North American physical copies will still arrive on time, on 28th January.

Techland will gift gamers a selection of free Dying Light DLC as an apology for the delay. All physical editions will include the Cuisine & Cargo plus Ultimate Survival Bundle add-ons, free of charge.

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Dying Light illuminates details on its Season Pass

Dying Light illuminates details on its Season Pass

Adds "Horde" mode, new missions, skins and weapons.

Upcoming first-person open-world zombie game Dying Light has detailed its Season Pass.

Priced at $19.99 (so about 13), developer Techland tweeted that its Season Pass will contain three add-ons with a total of one new map, two hardcore missions, three special skins and four new weapons. Partridge and a pear tree not included.

Here's how it breaks down:

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Dying Light gets a January release date

Dying Light gets a January release date

Pre-orders include multiplayer DLC where you plays as a zombie.

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.

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Why isn't Dead Island 1 developer Techland making the sequel?

Why isn't Dead Island 1 developer Techland making the sequel?

"Well, you know, we had our ups and downs."

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.

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Techland shows Dying Light PS4 gameplay footage

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.

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Dead Island dev unveils open world first-person survival horror game Dying Light for current-gen, next-gen and PC

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.

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