For those of you still playing 2015’s Dying Light-(About 500,000 of you according to Techlands figures) -you’re in for a treat. In a semi bizarre move for a game 3 years old, Techland has promised new, free DLC’s.
10 DLC’s have been announced, with confirmation for new enemies – check out the teaser trailer for those below.
Along with these, we can expect new locations, story driven quests, new mechanics, and new mysteries to uncover.
Alongside this announcement, CEO Paweł Marchewka has promised more community. Community events, community forums, more community collaboration.
In an open letter he states:
“Almost three years after the original Dying Light was released, about half a million people still play the game every week. In the very first months on the market in 2015, the weekly numbers were around 700 000. This shows that our community is still huge, active, and craving for more. Not a single day passes without requests for new weapons, outfits, and quests. In the face of such enthusiasm and engagement, we cannot keep quiet. Today I’m happy to announce Techland’s continuous support for Dying Light.”
“Continuous support means also more updates, gameplay tweaks, and community events. As we firmly believe in active collaboration between the design team and players, we hope this announcement will encourage our fans to share their thoughts, stories, and ideas about how we can improve their experience even more.”
In terms of today’s video game standards, a 2015 game is definitely “old”. So DLC’s 3 years on? Unexpected, but not out of character for Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka. In constant communication with the fans and always showing support through open letters, he keeps promising more and more for fans every year.
There’s no exact date on when the first one will hit, but it’s not going to be a long wait. Rolling out all 10 over the next 12 months to all platforms, it’s looking to be a good time to get back into Dying Light.
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