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Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

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Jonathan Lester
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Dying Light, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Survival games, Techland, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Dying Light To Have True Day/Night Cycle

Techland, the studio behind Dead Island and the recently-announced Hellraid, have revealed yet another first-person undead survival horror game. Dying Light will release on current-gen platforms, next-gen consoles and PC next year, offering a "vast" open world to explore and a dynamic day-night cycle.

More details and screens after the break.


“We are excited to partner with Techland on Dying Light, which is an original gaming experience for next-generation consoles,” said Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at Warner Bros. Interactive. “The partnership with Techland allows us to combine their successful development capabilities with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s one-of-a-kind publishing expertise to deliver on this title.”

A dynamic day-night cycle factors directly into gameplay as opposed to just providing a neat visual flourish. During the day, players will 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. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. More dangerous critters will emerge after sundown, making for a more tense experience.

“The next-gen technology allows us to create a truly dynamic open world that features a game-changing day-night cycle,” continues Paweł Marchewka, CEO of Techland. “Inventive free running mechanics also allow for nearly unrestricted exploration and weapon-crafting to further enhance the action survival experience."

We don't yet know how developing for both current and next-gen consoles will affect the size and scale of the open world, or how different the two versions will be, but all will be revealed in time. For now, here are some in-development screenshots.

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Techland Announces Another Zombie Survival Game For Next-Gen Consoles

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Late  May. 23, 2013 at 15:48

You know what genre of games the world really doesn't need more of?...


Nah, I jest. I love a good zombie game. And this looks like it's got potential.

Hope the day/night cycle isn't locked to realtime (I doubt it is), as most of us probably do most of our gaming at around the same time from day to day - so if you're an evening gamer you'll just experience evening every time you play.

Free-running through/over a favela (or what looks like one, to my uneducated eye) should be good fun :D

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