News Techland Ditches the Zombies, Working on Open World Fantasy Epic Next
With the Witcher 3's narrative lead signing on for the project
Developer Techland, perhaps best known for its successful series of Dying Light open world action RPGs, is working on an expansive, narrative-driven fantasy epic next. While we don't have much more to go on than the above image, Dying Light 2 was pretty good, with its biggest issue...
News Dying Light Series Ships 30 Million, Dying Light 2 Support Detailed on First Anniversary
You've got red on you
Techland has announced that the Dying Light franchise has moved an impressive 30 million units franchise-wide. The news comes on the first anniversary of the studio's most recent title, the post-apocalyptic survival game Dying Light 2, and details of the content to come in Year 2 have been revealed. In the short term, changes...
News Dying Light 2's Bloody Ties DLC Introduces a Whole New World of Hurt
What we do in life echoes in eternity
Dying Light 2: Stay Human's latest DLC offering is now available, introducing an entirely new story-driven adventure which will see players venturing to the former opera building Carnage Hall, which has now been repurposed as a blood-soaked arena for post-apocalyptic gladiatorial combat. With new quests, weapon...
News PS Plus Premium Adds Three-Hour Dying Light 2 Trial on PS5, PS4
Not dead yet
A three-hour trial for open world zombiefest Dying Light 2 has just been added to PS Plus Premium, on both PS5 and PS4. As with any other trial on the service, the clock only counts down when you're actually in the game, so this three hour time limit is fairly generous. Dying Light 2 is quite a meaty release — it takes over 20 hours...
News Dying Light 2 Bloody Ties Expansion Delayed a Month to November
For the sake of polish
Dying Light 2's first proper expansion, titled Bloody Ties, has had its release date been pushed back about a month. It was originally set to launch on the 13th October, but now it'll drop on the 10th November. Why? So that developer Techland can smooth things out, of course. The Polish studio made the delay official on...
News Shed Blood for Fame and Glory in Dying Light 2's Bloody Ties DLC
Those who are about to die salute you
Teased last week, Dying Light 2's Bloody Ties DLC was fully revealed during the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream. It will be available for PS5 and PS4 on 13th October, adding gladiatorial combat to the game. Bloody Ties will see players venturing to the repurposed Carnage Hall, once a famed opera concert, whi
News Dying Light 2 DLC Teased, Full Reveal at Gamescom
The Gamescom Opening Night Live teases are coming thick and fast today as Geoff Keighley confirms the first piece of paid Dying Light 2 DLC, named Bloody Ties, will be part of next week's show. A short teaser trailer has been released — which you can catch above — and much more will be shown during the live show on Tuesday 23rd...
News Paint the City Red During Dying Light 2's Bloody Summer Event, Live Now
Sever limbs, earn rewards!
Dying Light 2's Bloody Summer event is live right now, and you can paint The City red... literally. Developer Techland is looking to liven things up, from 30 June to 7 July, by drastically increasing the chance of limbs being severed, heads being decapitated, and bodies being bisected. If that wasn't reason enough to...
News Dying Light 2's Update 1.4.0 is the First Step on a Planned Five-Year Free Content Roadmap
Dying Light 2 to be supported into 2027
Developer Techland has announced Dying Light 2's Update 1.4.0 will be just the first part of a planned five years worth of free content for players, which means the title will be supported into the incredibly futuristic-sounding year 2027. Update 1.4.0 is now live, and it brings with it many quality-of-life...
News Techland Wraps Up Seven Years of Dying Light Support with Definitive Edition
Free upgrade for Platinum Edition owners
Techland's post-launch support of 2015 game Dying Light has been nothing short of immense, but all good things must come to an end. After a whole seven years of expansions, patches, and content updates, the Polish studio is closing the book on the title with a final Definitive Edition available on the PS...
News Dying Light Dev Is Making an Open World Fantasy Action RPG
With ex-CDPR staff, no less
With Dying Light 2 now on the market, most of developer Techland's staff will have likely moved on to new projects — and one of these projects is going to be an open world action RPG with a fantasy setting. Sounds tasty right off the bat, doesn't it? Techland is now hiring for this newly announced game, which means...
News First Dying Light 2 DLC Now Arriving in September
More free content in the meantime
The first piece of major Dying Light 2 DLC is now slated for September, a post-launch content roadmap from Techland confirms. It sees the initial story-focused expansion pushed back by a few months for more polish, but in its place will be further free content including a Photo Mode, community events, and general...
News All Dying Light Owners Automatically Upgraded to Enhanced Edition
Get five DLC packs for free
Techland is doing owners of the original Dying Light game a real solid and automatically upgrading base versions of the game to the Enhanced Edition starting today. This applies to both physical and digital versions of the parkour focused zombie game, netting you The Following expansion as well as four smaller DLC packs...
News Dying Light 2 Patch 1.3 Out Now, Adds New Game+, FOV Slider, Adjusts Gameplay, More
Not dead yet
As promised, there's a new Dying Light 2 update available to download right now on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Patch 1.3 is the sandbox title's most significant update yet, the headline act being the addition of New Game+, which lets you play through the campaign again with your character progression intact. It sounds like...
News Dying Light 2 Sells Five Million in First Month, Content Reveal Next Week
Includes community requested features
Techland has announced Dying Light 2 sold five million copies in its first month of availability across all platforms. The game came out on 4th February 2022, so it's now been out for close to three months. As a result, overall sales are more than likely much higher now. The publisher also revealed the original...
News Dying Light 2 Getting New Game+ at the End of This Month
Plus more fixes
Techland will patch a New Game+ mode into Dying Light 2 at the end of April as part of the game's third update. Details as to what will carry over haven't been shared, but it's assumed your gear, skills, and level will all be accessible from the start of a second playthrough. Also included in the patch will be "many fixes" for single...
News More Parkour Challenges Heading to Dying Light 2 Soon
Flying Scorpion available now
One of the best things about Techland's Dying Light 2 is its parkour, so it's only right that the Nightrunner Trials make up some of the most enjoyable side content in the game. There were a decent number of them back at launch in February 2022, and the Polish developer is adding more very soon. In fact, one of them is...
News Original Dying Light Takes a Leap Forward with Updated PS5 Performance
That's the first game, not the second one
Techland’s support for Dying Light – the original, not the recently released Dying Light 2: Stay Human – will never cease. The Polish developer has released a brand new update for the first game today, which improves performance on the PlayStation 5 and PS4. We were expecting a native new-gen port...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Dying Light 2?
Rating the undead
Dying Light 2 has now been out on PlayStation 5 and PS4 for exactly a week, allowing those who purchased it a decent chunk of time to form a proper opinion on the open world experience. Reviews from critics were somewhat mixed, and we awarded the game a 7/10 in our Dying Light 2 PS5 review. Here's what we had to say in conclusion:...
Poll Did You Buy Dying Light 2: Stay Human for PS5, PS4?
It’s hard not to feel a little bit sorry for Dying Light 2: Stay Human. The game’s been in-development for an eternity, and finally released this week, but it’s launching in the shadow of two juggernauts: Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring (there’s Gran Turismo 7 just around the corner as well). With so many huge releases on...
Review Dying Light 2 (PS5) - Good Sequel Hurt by Expectation
Sequels are a tricky thing to handle. Do you iterate slightly and deliver more of what fans loved the first time around, or reach for the stars with new ways to play and mechanics? Both approaches work, but Dying Light 2 finds itself in the strange situation where it was pitched as the latter but actually resembles the former...
News Here's Proof Dying Light 2 Can Run on Your Crusty PS4 Pro, PS4
We don’t think this trailer would exist without Cyberpunk 2077, which is quite amusing really. But much like Sony earlier in the week with Horizon Forbidden West, Techland has released a five minute video clip proving that Dying Light 2: Staying Alive [
News These Are Dying Light 2's Graphical Options on PS5
Raytracing! Resolution! Framerate!
Phwoar, it’s a looker! Dying Light 2 launches early next month on the PlayStation 5, and it’s a stunner to say the least. As has become common with most new-gen releases, there’ll be a number of visual configurations for you to flit between at launch, including a quality option with ray-tracing and a full 4K...
News Dying Light 2 Has Found More Really Big Numbers to Boast About
The script sounds huge
If you're not playing Dying Light 2 for 500 hours, you will instead be reading 350,000 words and listening to 40,000 lines of dialogue. That's right: Techland has found a few other very big numbers it can boast about on social media, this time relating to the upcoming game's script. For comparison's sake, Skyrim has 60,000...
News Dying Light 2 Trophies Revealed, Find Collectibles and Max Stats
Just beware of spoilers
Dying Light 2 is just a few weeks away from its PlayStation 5 and PS4 launch, meaning it's now time for us all to work out how we're going to unlock its Platinum Trophy. The complete list of digital gongs is now available for viewing over on Exophase, but we advise exercising some caution: the first handful of Trophies...
News Dying Light 2 Dev Promises a Whopping 5 Years of Updates and DLC After Release
Till death do us part
Good lord, Techland doesn't shy away from making impressive-sounding promises, does it? The Polish developer raised eyebrows last week when it stated that Dying Light 2 would take 500 hours to "fully complete" — something that the studio had to clarify just a couple of days later. And now, Techland's saying that Dying Light 2...
News Dying Light 2 Shares Brief Look at PS4 Console Footage, Looks Good
More gameplay coming soon
The Cyberpunk 2077 console catastrophe has put fans of upcoming games on edge a little when they see titles shown off using PC footage instead of the system they'll actually be playing on. That's understandable, so in the case of Dying Light 2 at least, Techland has shared a brief glimpse at what the open world zombie game...
News Dying Light 2 Completion Time Further Clarified, 20 Hours to Beat Story
80 hours for all optional content
What a kerfuffle this has turned out to be. Dying Light 2 developer Techland faced a bit of a backlash over the weekend when it proudly claimed it would take 500 hours to complete its latest open world zombie title. At the time, the Polish studio quickly issued a follow-up tweet explaining that's how long it would...
News Dying Light 2 Takes 500 Hours to 'Fully Complete', Official Twitter Has to Clarify
Does a 500-hour game sound like a good time to you? If the answer is yes, then you might want to check out Dying Light 2 next month. If your answer is no, then you'll be wondering what the heck developer Techland was thinking with this weekend tweet: Yep, Dying Light 2 is apparently 500 hours long — but only if you want it to be...
News Dying Light 2 Will Have Plenty of Gear on PS5, PS4
Dying Light 2: Staying Alive feels like the forgotten February release, sandwiched between juggernauts like Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West – but the original co-op zombiethon was a huge hit for Polish developer Techland, and we certainly wouldn’t rule out its sequel from repeating that success. Delays have definitely...
News Dying Light 2 Shambles into View at The Game Awards
Dying to see it?
Dying Light 2 has been a long time coming, announced all the way back in 2018, but it's now finally on the approach. Techland's open world zombie survival sequel has gone gold and is ready to roll out in February. You want to see a little more of the game before then, though, right? Don't worry — Geoff Keighley's got your back...
News Dying Light 2 Finally Goes Gold Ahead of February 2022 Release Date
Light in the dark
Several delays down the line and Dying Light 2 has finally gone gold, meaning that it's ready to ship. The open world, zombie-bashing RPG is set to release on the 4th February, which gives developer Techland a bit of time to prepare for the big day. If you're a Dying Light fan, then this news will likely prompt a sigh of relief...
News Dying Light 2 Won't Infect Much of Your PS5's SSD
The trend of smaller-than-expected file sizes on the PlayStation 5 continues, with Dying Light 2: Stay Human weighing in at just 21GB. This is pre-patch so could bloat come its delayed 4th February launch, but is obviously quite small for a major AAA open world game. Sony’s vaunted Kraken compression technology has been generally driving...
News There's 'Zero Chance' of Dying Light 2 Being Delayed Again
Definitely out in February
It's been a very long road to release for Dying Light 2. First announced at E3 2018 and confirmed for a release in spring 2020, it was then delayed indefinitely. The game resurfaced earlier this year with the hope of hitting a release date early next month. It was
News Loads of New Dying Light 2 Gameplay Leaps Online
Dying for more
If you've been yearning for new Dying Light 2 gameplay videos, then today is your lucky day. Loads of previews for the upcoming open world title have just been published, and there's a huge amount of footage to pick through. As expected, it all looks very similar to the original Dying Light — at least on a fundamental level...
News Dying Light Receiving a PS5 Patch in the Future
Just no word when
Techland is currently working on a PlayStation 5 patch for the original Dying Light game, it's been confirmed. The Polish studio today responded to fans on Twitter asking for the update to be a thing, requesting a 4K resolution and a smooth 60 frames-per-second when the title is played on a PS5 system. It said: "We're currently...
News Techland Delays Dying Light 2 Again, Now Coming February 2022
Time needed for polish and optimisation
December release dates are always a bit dodgy; the games always feel like they're either going to make it or be delayed to March the following year without any in-between. Dying Light 2, originally scheduled for 7th December 2021, falls into the latter category. Techland delayed the open world zombie title to...
News Dying Light 2 Stays Alive with Acrobatic Story Trailer
Still due in December
Dying Light 2 is edging closer to its December release date, and here’s a gameplay trailer from Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference to get you in the mood. The moody two-minute clip focuses on the various factions you’ll encounter throughout the campaign, and slips in some parkour traversal and acrobatic combat along...
News Dying Light 2 Schedules Gamescom Showcase for 26th August
Focuses on parkour, combat, and factions
Dying Light 2 developer Techland returns next week with a third episode in its Dying 2 Know promotional series, shining a light on what's new for the sequel. Scheduled to take place on 26th August 2021 at 7pm BST / 11am PT / 2pm ET, the livestream will this time focus on parkour, combat, and faction systems...
News Don't Run from This Huge Dying Light 2 Stay Human PS5, PS4 Gameplay Trailer
This abridged Dying Light 2 Stay Human gameplay trailer has a bit of everything. It starts out with some parkour, as protagonist Aiden makes his way to an abandoned hospital, leaping across rooftops and scrambling up brickwalls. However, once inside it goes pure survival, as the embattled hero is forced to weave in and out of the undead...
News Dying Light 2 Getting At Least Two Expansions After Launch
Ultimate Edition costs £87.99/$99.99
Now that Dying Light 2 has a confirmed release date, it's time for all the pre-order rigmarole. The game is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store right now for either PS5 or PS4, with three different digital editions available. It's the Ultimate Edition we'll be focusing on for the purpose of this...
News Dying Light 2 Hitting PS5, PS4 on 7th December, Gameplay Revealed
Dying 2 Know
Techland has today reintroduced Dying Light 2 following a very lengthy delay at the beginning of last year, confirming it will release for both PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 7th December 2021. This announcement was accompanied by extended gameplay sequences, all of which you can catch in the new trailer embedded above. Footage takes a deep...
News Dying Light 2 Livestream Planned for This Thursday
The next beat in Techland's Dying Light 2 marketing blitz will take place this Thursday in the form of a livestream on the developer's Twitch channel. That's just about all we know concerning the digital showcase besides the time it will start, which is 8pm BST / 9pm CEST / 12pm PST / 3pm EST. However, we have to assume gameplay will play...
News Dying Light: Platinum Edition Leaks, But Don't Get Too Excited
Microsoft Store does it again
The Microsoft Store has struck once more by accidentally revealing an upcoming announcement. This time around it's Techland who falls victim, as plans for a Dying Light: Platinum Edition releasing this Thursday have been posted ahead of time. However, this re-release isn't actually all that exciting — it simply...
News Dying Light 2 Targets 2021 Launch in Poorly Thought-Out Update
Doesn't address workplace allegations
Techland has revealed that Dying Light 2 is currently planned for a release at some point later this year. Confirmed as part of a very questionable video update, the Polish developer spent nearly half the time reading out mean tweets from "fans" before sharing a few seconds of gameplay. It's the first time we've...
News Dying Light 2 Developer Admits Game Was Announced Too Early
But it's not in development hell
After a prolonged period of absence – and some concerns raised about its working environment – Techland will divulge new details about Dying Light 2’s “development process” as part of a stream next week. The update – announced on the game’s social media page – seems like it’ll focus more on internal...
News Techland Insists It's Still Independent After Acquisition Speculation Intensifies
Polish studio denies Microsoft buyout reports
Another day, another Microsoft acquisition rumour. This time it’s the turn of Dying Light developer Techland, with speculation rife this weekend that it’s been absorbed by Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s green machine. To be fair, it’s not the first time we’ve heard this rumour in the past year –...
News Dying Light Gets Weapon Bundle, In-Game Event Six Years After Launch
Meanwhile, Dying Light 2 still MIA
Techland really just doesn't stop with the DLC for PlayStation 4 game Dying Light. Starting today, those still playing will be able to take part in a new in-game event themed around the Chinese new year and purchase another weapon bundle based on the Viking era. This all arrives more than six years after Dying...
News Dying Light 2 Retail Leaks Keep Giving Fans Hope
Potential release date spotted
In the past couple of days, you may have seen the mock-up of a potential Dying Light 2 Collector's Edition doing the rounds across the internet. Somewhat noteworthy since all Techland has done following the game's indefinite delay in early 2020 was recently promise more news is on the way. We chose not to report on the...
News Techland Insists Exciting Dying Light 2 News Is Coming Soon
As fans begin to worry
A bounty of high-profile departures at Polish developer Techland has resulted in real concern regarding the status of Dying Light 2. Most recently, Paweł Selinger, a 22-year veteran at the team, decided to depart from his role as Narrative Designer. In a statement, the studio wished the veteran the best, but stressed “he...