is an upcoming survival horror video game developed by Polish video game developer Techland. It is a first-person, open world game set in a zombie apocalypse. The player... read more
is an upcoming survival horror video game developed by Polish video game developer Techland. It is a first-person, open world game set in a zombie apocalypse. The player character is able to free-run to get around the environment quickly.
Dying Light is a zombie apocalypse-themed game set in an open world similar to South American slums and cities. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population with a heavy focus on freerunning mechanics. Players also can customize the four characters in the game.
The game is mostly melee-based with the majority of fighting using melee weapons. There are more than 100 weapons that can be used, and more when players begin crafting new weapons.
Dying Light contains a dynamic day and night cycle. During the day, the player has to go out and scavenge for supplies to send back to the safe zones. They can also set up traps, save random survivors, and make their way to airdrops. The infected are slow, allowing the player to simply make their way past them, but their danger grows in numbers. The player can stay on roofs of buildings to stay out of harm's way.
Online multiplayer has been announced for up to 4 players in the co-op mode. It has also been confirmed that the game will offer asymmetrical multiplayer. There will be a pre-order exclusive game mode that will allow the player to play as a zombie and join other players' worlds.
When the sun goes down in Dying Light, the infected transform into something much more dangerous. They gain the ability to sprint after the player, and have increased damage, as well as the ability to jump and climb buildings like the player. In order for the player to avoid contact, they need to use their Night Sense to locate zombies in the dark to stay out of their way. If spotted and trying to escape their pursuers, the player can use distractions and traps to lower their numbers. Players can use sound to lure the zombies.
Dying Light started out as a Dead Island sequel, but Techland made it a complete new video game because it would contain brand new features, such as a massive open world, new zombies, real time day/night cycle, better graphics, and new game mechanics. On May 8, 2014 Techland announced that the game was delayed due to a "desire to innovate". At E3 2014, Techland announced that Dying Light will have a strong emphasis on role-playing. Techland announced a release date as sometime in February, 2015.
At Gamescom 2014, Techland officially unveiled 4 player co-op. Within the trailer, Techland showed some of the customization options available, as well as the "volatile".
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