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Dying Light Sells 5 Million Copies, Dev Teases Ambitious Sequel Plans

Dead Island developer's latest zombie game has enjoyed "tremendous success" and a sequel might be coming.


Zombie game Dying Light has now sold 5 million copies, as its developer is starting to tease plans for an ambitious-sounding sequel. Producer Tymon Smektala says in a new interview that he was pleasantly surprised by the game's commercial success, which he called "tremendous."

"To be honest, I think even we are a little surprised by the scope of our success," Smektala told VideoGamer. "We knew that we'd made a good game. But that successful? We are in the 10 best-selling games in the US right now for the first half of the year, so tremendous success. More than 5 million copies sold."

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Dying Light was released in January 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Techland continues to support the game with new content; just today, it released a new trailer for the upcoming story-focused expansion, The Following, which adds drivable vehicles to the game.

Smektala also told the site that, while Techland isn't ready to commit to anything just yet, the developer definitely has ideas for a sequel. These ideas--which are nothing more than that at this point--are so ambitious that they might not even be possible on current-generation console hardware, he said.

"We have lots of very ambitious ideas so first we need to check if these ideas are even doable with the tech that the current consoles provide," Smektala said. "We also need to check if our concepts are really as good as we think they are, so we need to prototype things."

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