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 –...
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...
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...
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...
Past work includes Dead Island, Call of Juarez
Dying Light 2 may still be in active development according to Techland, but the positive news stories surrounding the project haven't exactly been in freefall since its indefinite delay early last year. One more for the growing pile is that writer Pawel Selinger has now left the developer after 22...
But that's all we know
It's been quite a while since we last heard anything concrete about Dying Light 2, hasn't it? The sequel was delayed indefinitely at the very start of this year, before even the coronavirus pandemic took hold, and since then we haven't had any new gameplay or even a new piece of information. Rumours
Priced at $9.99
Techland has done a pretty incredible job of supporting Dying Light long, long past its January 2015 launch. Yes, five years later, the first-person parkour experience that just so happens to have a horde of the undead on your tail at all times is still being updated on PlayStation 4. The latest piece of DLC, titled Hellraid, comes...
We initially chose not to report on it due to some dodgy translations, but earlier today you may have picked up on some speculation that developer Techland has been having development issues with Dying Light 2. The game was delayed indefinitely earlier this year, and Polish website PolskiGameDev appeared to have the scoop
Coming this summer
It's been five years since Dying Light launched on PlayStation 4 and the first-person parkour experience is still receiving a steady stream of content and support. After releasing 10 pieces of DLC in 2017, which was already incredibly impressive support for a three-year-old game, Techland has announced a new piece of content...
Story mode incoming
Techland's post-launch support of Dying Light has been nothing short of phenomenal. Dying Light: The Following was a huge expansion which added an entirely new area to explore, but free pieces of DLC supported that content drop in the lead up to it and long afterwards. And five years after the base game's release, the developer...
But is Dying Light: Bad Blood coming to PS4?
What is Dying Light: Bad Blood? Well, in a nutshell, it's Techland's take on battle royale. It's been in development for quite some time -- we first learned about it roughly two years ago. Bad Blood puts 12 players in one map, and pits them against the hordes of infested as well as each other in order to...
Pushed past Spring 2020 window
We were hoping that the delays of major PlayStation 4 games would be left behind in the previous week, but unfortunately, they keep on coming. Dying Light 2 is the next casualty, pushed from its original Spring 2020 launch window to an unspecified date. Could developer Techland now be lining up a PlayStation 5 version...
Back to the future
Spanish developer Piccolo Studio's debut title is one that wears its heart on its sleeve. Pitched from the outset as an uncomplicated experience, it embraces that nature to tantalizing effect with a collection of levels that is sure to pull on even the tightest of heartstrings. It's a game that refuses to dabble in complex...
Clashing with E3?
Update: GamesIndustry.biz has now updated its interview with Koch Media's CEO, removing a reference to a Dying Light 2 release date of June 2020. It now simply reads: "It's distributing Dying Light 2 when it launches next year." Because of that, the game is now still slated for a Spring 2020 launch. Original Story: Dying Light 2...
Good night, good luck
With a release window of Spring 2020, Dying Light 2 could be considered a game that's floating a little bit under the radar. It'll launch around the same time as Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us: Part II following its unexpected delay, but that doesn't mean this open-world zombie survival simulator is an undertaking you should...
Techland gets them
The PlayStation 5 devkit is probably the hottest piece of hardware within the video game industry right now as developers start to put together plans for the next generation. We assume that every member of PlayStation's Worldwide Studios is working towards a PS5 title now as the PlayStation 4 is left behind, but it looks like...
"A lot of additional drops"
The original Dying Light, released in January 2015, was famed for its commitment to supporting the experience long past the usual lifespan with free downloadable content and a single paid add-on in the form of The Following. Incredibly, that support is still going on today, despite the fact that its sequel is roughly six...
PlayStation Store listing reveals all
It was only just announced last night during Sony's State of Play livestream, but Arise: A Simple Story already has a release date. As revealed in its listing on the PlayStation Store, Spanish developer Piccolo Studio will be putting the game
State of Play will always be defined by its biggest reveals, but sometimes it’s the smaller titles that share the spotlight which stand out. Arise: A Simple Story – that’s really the name – is one such release: it promises an emotional rollercoaster through limbo. Effectively the plot begins with you burned on a funeral pyre, and...
Comitment spans four years
Dying Light 2 developer Techland has already confirmed that its upcoming open-world zombie-killing experience will be coming to the PS5 as well as shipping next Spring on PlayStation 4, but that could only be the start of its post-launch plans. The studio has stated that it plans to support the game for up to four years.
What's hiding under the water?
Techland has just lifted the lid on its E3 2019 gameplay demo for Dying Light 2, which has only been shown to press that took to the Los Angeles convention centre show floor until today. It's a lengthy piece of footage that details a number of new mechanics, locations, and how much of an effect your choices will have...
Red Dead Redemption 2 ain’t the only fastest finger in town, as Call of Juarez: Gunslinger wants to be a part of the conversation. Techland’s underrated PlayStation 3 shooter used the unreliable narrator technique to good effect, providing an arcade campaign constantly changing as protagonist Silas Greaves revised the details of his...
The mainstream success of the farming genre may be attributed directly to a certain YouTube video showing tractors breakdancing to dubstep, but agricultural adventures are big business these days. Case in point: Techland’s Pure Farming 2018 is the latest in a long line of pretenders attempting to cull Giants Software’s ripened crown. But...
Five player Battle Royale mode on the way
Dying Light’s taking a page out of Taylor Swift’s song sheet and getting Bad Blood with a standalone Battle Royale-inspired spin-off in 2018. Inspired by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale, there’s one big catch: it’ll only feature five players as opposed to the hundred...
Definitely not dead yet
During E3 2017, developer Techland announced that it would be bringing ten totally free downloadable content packs to Dying Light over the course of 12 months. The announcement came as a pleasant surprise, and now, the Polish studio is just about ready to get the ball rolling. In a new video, enthusiastic producer Tymon...
Baseball bats at the ready
Polish studio Techland is likely working on a sequel to Dying Light, its incredibly popular open world undead-'em-up which launched in January last year. The developer recently announced that it currently has two projects on the go, and while Dying Light 2 wasn't talked about officially, the studio certainly made it...
On yer bike
Polish developer Techland's always released an interesting mix of software. In addition to grittier experiences like Dead Island and Call of Juarez, the company has racing games in its DNA – and subsequently it's been making speedway titles for over a decade. Fortunately, the success of Dying Light has not pulled the plug on its...
Aw, hell no
Dying Light has proved a much bigger success than anyone involved must have expected. Not only was the game actually really darn good, but it sold ridiculously well – and continues to loiter around various Western charts months removed from its release. It's perhaps not overly surprising that Polish developer Techland is putting its...
Transmedia storytelling always seems forced, but there's just enough plot in properties like Mass Effect and The Elder Scrolls to make it work. Polish developer Techland isn't exactly best known for its storytelling, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros from going all-in and commissioning a novel based on its forthcoming parkour-'em-up,...
PlayStation 4 zombie sim Dying Light is quickly approaching, and in order to drum up hype, developer Techland has been releasing a new trailer every other day. Obviously we haven't been posting all of them, but this latest clip absolutely deserves a mention, if only becau
A brand new day
If you haven't been paying attention, it's a new year, which means that it's also time for a slew of starry-eyed but ultimately unrealistic resolutions. Most people go for the usual suspects – fitness, work promotions, gaming backlog reductions – but this gory new trailer for PlayStation 4 zombie sim Dying Light recommends a much...
Dying Light developer Techland has announced that the parkour-'em-up will no longer be shambling onto the PlayStation 3. The studio stated that it wants to focus on making a game which truly encapsulates the 'next-gen feel', and cited the technical limitations of the older hardware as the main reason for the reversal. "Much of this...
We’re approaching that time of the year where games start getting delayed, and following in the footsteps of The Elder Scrolls Online, Polish developer Techland has confirmed that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 parkour-‘em-up Dying Light will now not deploy until February 2015. The title was originally due out this summer, so...
Shuffling into stores
Whether or not Dead Island deserves its “Game of the Year” moniker, the open-world zombie title is definitely getting a re-release this summer. Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed the repackaged version of the undead adventure in a press release this afternoon, and it’s set to launch on 26th June in North America. Those...
Ratings board reveals re-release
We don’t mean to be snarky, but did Dead Island actually win any game of the year awards? Sure, the Techland title had some great ideas, but the execution was far too sloppy to grant it any gongs in our eyes. Still, that’s not stopped British ratings board, the BBFC, from listing a "Game of the Year"...
We love it when DLC expands upon the narrative of a game, and so we're naturally rather excited for Dead Island's upcoming Ryder White expansion pack
The DLC aims to expand on the narrative of the antagonist from the main game, and manages to slot in a few new weapons and blueprints along the way. The production values look high based on this debut trailer. Catch it after the jump. The pack's due..
While map packs and character skins are nice, we absolutely adore DLC that expands a game's narrative
Dead Island's newly announced "Ryder White" DLC is a textbook example of intriguing post-release content, extending the game's single-player campaign by "several hours" and allowing you to experience the game's events from the antagonist's point of view. Throughout the course of..
Dead Island is proof that you only need one amazing trailer to achieve commercial success
Despite launching with a slew of snags, the morbid Techland developed zombie slasher has shipped a whopping three million units worldwide. Deep Silver's manager of marketing and PR, Aubrey Norris, revealed the news to Game Informer: "Dead Island has sold very, very well over the holiday season and we are..
Call Of Juarez: The Cartel didn't get the strongest critical reception, but it definitely had some cool ideas
Sadly the execution just wasn't quite up to snuff. But that's not stopping Ubisoft mulling over a sequel. According to The Gaming Liberty, players that synced The Cartel with their Uplay accounts have been sent a survey, asked to discuss the game's strengths and weaknesses. While the site..
After some heavy delays reserved to fix Dead Island's main campaign, publisher Deep Silver has attached a November 22nd release date to the game's first DLC pack, Bloodbath Arena
The pack includes several single-player and multiplayer Horde-style challenges in four different arenas". Any XP earned in the DLC will be transferable to the single-player campaign, prompting new opportunities to..
After a troublesome launch period, publisher Deep Silver has announced that first-person zombie title, Dead Island, will receive a new patch on PS3 this Wednesday
The update will see a number of improvements applied to the game, including an increased level cap, a variety of balance changes and a slew technical fixes. Techland previously delayed Dead Island's first DLC pack, Bloodbath Arena, in..
Before Dead Island launched, developer Techland was committed to a life of good ideas and grotty execution
Both nail'd and Call Of Juarez: The Cartel — Techland's other two releases this year — suffered from the same fate. But Dead Island was different; it had polish, and for the first time in the developer's history, it seemed to have a budget too. It wasn't going to take long before hints..
Chances are you never played Techland's Nail'd
We did. It was actually pretty alright. The game had an extreme sports edge to it which meant you spent more time flying through the air than actually driving on the ground. We never thought we'd see a sequel to Nail'd, and to be honest we probably still won't. But that's not stopped Ubisoft from commissioning the European developer to produce a..
If you were looking to bathe in the warm crimson of zombie juice, you'll have to wait a little longer. Dead Island developer Techland has revealed it's delayed the game's Bloodbath Arena DLC while it works towards tidying up the main game. We are working hard to make the Bloodbath Arena DLC available as soon as possible. However, due to...
Movie company Lionsgate has optioned film rights from Dead Island publisher Deep Silver to make a movie based on the game's infamous debut trailer
"The film Dead Island will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling," the company explained. The movie's currently in the early development stage, with Sean Daniel (of..
Deep Silver's ambitious (but desperately buggy) Dead Island has topped the UK sales charts for the second week running, scooping up sales greater than any other title in the publisher's history -- in just two weeks
The co-operative zombie RPG is in fact outselling Resistance 3 on the PlayStation 3 platform alone — a title which still managed to climb into third on this week's UK sales charts..
Deep Silver's warned that delays to Dead Island's DLC are a possibility as developer Techland focuses on quashing the game's well documented bugs
Chatting with Kotaku, a Deep Silver representative stated that the developer is working on fixes "across all platforms so that we can take care of all of the fans who have been so supportive of our game". There is some awesome DLC content..
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver announced that it's shipped one million copies of its open-world survival horror RPG in the US -- in just one week
Moreover, the publisher expects to have shipped two million copies worldwide by the end of this week. "The critical 'first week' of game sales has been an enormous sales success for Deep Silver," company COO Geoff Mulligan stated in a press..
It's finally that time of the year where developers and publishers alike start to release new video games
This week's UK sales chart is evidence of that alone. It's dominated by the release of brand new titles with Dead Island, Wahammer 40K: Space Marine and Resistance 3 all taking spots in the top five. They're joined by relatively new releases in...
Dead Island's first slice of DLC will debut later this month, developer Techland has announced
The Bloodbath Arena DLC pack will introduce four new maps with never-ending waves of zombies to battle. The DLC was first announced as a pre-order bonus, but will retail for $10 for everyone else. All XP and cash earned from the DLC will carry over to the main campaign.