Dying Light Zombie Mode Goes Free, But Big Delay for UK Release

Mode starring the Night Hunter is no longer a preorder bonus; EU physical release pulled back to February.

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Developer Techland has announced that Dying Light's "Be the Zombie" mode, announced in August 2014 as a preorder bonus, will now be available to everyone for free on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

In the Be the Zombie mode, players will stalk others as a "night hunter," a zombie mutation described as a "lethal predator" with skills like super speed, a grapple tool, and special attacks.

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The night hunter also has its own special skill tree, which players can advance through by completing rounds as the zombie creature.

Techland also today confirmed details about Dying Light's global launch dates. While the digital and boxed copies of the game remain on schedule to launch January 27 in North and South America, the release dates for Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia have slipped back.

Digital versions of the game will launch January 28 in those regions, but physical copies have been delayed by a month, to February 27. Techland also confirmed that all physical preordered versions of Dying Light will come with two extra DLC packs, Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle, for free.

Techland also provided a statement regarding the pushback for select markets.

"Dear gamers,

As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we're really happy to announce that 'Be the Zombie' will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.

We'll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com.

We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can't wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players’ game in the 'Be the Zombie' mode.

- Dying Light Team"

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Gravity_Slave

Sweet. I'm so glad I'm off Tuesdays.

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fReinKo

****! I just pre ordered just to get the Be a Zombie mode! Stupid scammers and their guilty consciences.

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Bubba_666

There is NO difference in the digital copies of games and the phsyical copies. You just can't trade digital to GS. On Xbone you have to install the entire game to the HDD anyway. So what's the difference? They play and look exactly the same. And all DLC is available on PSN and Xbone Live. Not sure why people think digital copies should be less? Go on 360 COD Ghosts is still 59.99, as is COD Black Ops 2. Talk about weird. No difference in graphics or performance.

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panaicman66

wonder if you can still get a digital version off PSN???

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panaicman66

holy crap....another month...delays!....ordered this 2yrs back...i was really looking forward to playing next week


Now these freaking rash-bags slap another delay...................fooking angry......another month of nowt decent worth playing on the black plastic electric door stop!


they should start fining these companies for broken promises..........

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illage2

"Digital versions of the game will launch January 28" Errrr I think you should recheck that. A game doesn't launch on Wednesdays. its the 30th the UK is getting it. Still gonna buy it even if it does cost £55 on the PSN store. I've waiting for this game for over a fucking a year, now's the time to deliver the goods.


So if the game isn't on the PSN store on the 28th, THERE WILL BE A MASSIVE public backlash.

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alcatrazreturnz

When I log into dockets.dyinglightgame.com it shows only 4 dockets. No extra dockets were mentioned there. Are the developers yet to update the webpage or am I fucked?

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chuckles471

More than a month? Something fishy is going on.


If it was a production problem. Couldn't the have done a limited release and get copies to at least the people who pre-ordered it? A whole month for production?


Also it is suspicious, that the physical copies get delayed in countries with some of the worst digital pricing.



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Deadlysyns87

<< LINK REMOVED >> Shipping problems maybe?

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Deadlysyns87

After watching Two best friends play this game i can honestly say it is going to be good.

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peterhorner1867

I believe you, but only because you said they were 'best' friends

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Deadlysyns87

<< LINK REMOVED >> No i meant the Youtube channel Matt and Pat know their crap when it comes to video games and they both seemed to enjoy it.

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Kreativity

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> They know their crap? I'm sold.

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mattress805

As long as I'm playing this game in 3 or 4 days here in the US I'll be happy. This stinks for UK gamers tho. I'm so glad they scratched the 360/PS3 version...that way Techland doesn't waste one minute optimizing this game for 9 year old hardware.

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smokeless_0225

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I'm glad they scratched the older versions as well. Granted that stinks for people who haven't upgraded consoles yet...but most of us will have to upgrade sometime and they will have something better to look forward to when they do.

I know that trailers can sometimes look better than the real game...but this game looks great!

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mattress805

Definitely. PS3 and 360 only have 512k of RAM. It's time to let those consoles go slowly into the night. They had an fantastic run tho. I'm a big fan of Dead Island so I know I'll enjoy this game. Dead Island isn't some blockbuster AAA title in the vein of The Avengers/Destiny but I don't want to just watch/play games only like that. Dead island reminds me of. John carpenter movies.

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Gravity_Slave

The older consoles had their time.i got a lot of good use out of them. A decades worth, can't say that about other platforms.

Like plot spoilers for a 10 year old movie, if you haven't got with the times by now, you get left out. Bruce Willis is a ghost and it's time for you to buy a PS4/X1 to play Dying Light.

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Hayden_Campbell

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You may want to double check that first number.

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mattcake

I don't pay more than £40 for anything, let alone £60. At least the bugs will be gone a month later.

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Gravity_Slave

Cheapskate. Anyway, it's not about fixing bugs. You're going to pay for the same copy of DL as the people who already bought it Jan 27th.

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ConnorFount

I payed £27.50, digital pre order for xbox one.

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gajbutler

I'll just pirate it.... never mind we have Steam, FALSE ALARM!

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Gravity_Slave

Idlot.

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deathstream

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That comment makes no sense.

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Gomtor

Well, I am going to cancel. That date is reserved for other games that are coming out then that I want more. And I will not download because it is way more expensive. I will buy it next year January when there are no games and for cheaper.

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Gravity_Slave

@Gomtor

Yeah, you teach Techland a lesson. I'm sure they'll lay awake countless nights pondering how they lost Gomtors sale.

FYI: the digital is the exact same price.

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deathstream

<< LINK REMOVED >> The game is more expensive as a download where you are? Weird.

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alcatrazreturnz

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Welcome to asia

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smokeless_0225

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That is true. I have some friends that live in other countries that talk about buying stuff online costs more money. One guy went to go buy a new controller for his PS4. The mall had the controllers for the US equivalent of $60 but they were out of stock. When he looked at buying them online, it would've cost him the US equivalent of (something at or over) $100.

There is something that doesn't make sense about that though. Digital downloads should be cheaper than hard copies...not the other way around.

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Kas1813

Sucks for u buddy

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jackzor123

I can't decide whether i want it enough to cancel my preorder and download it... or just wait. (And yes, I am an impatient child deep down)

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peterhorner1867

"we are sorry to announce the delay for the physical copies of dying light. However, we would like to remind fans that the digital version will be available next week for just £59.99"

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Garm31

If this happened in the United States there would be a national outcry. Since most gaming sites are based in the US it's not getting enough coverage. As long as US gamers are OK that's all that matters.

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CoolManMick

I don't care for the delay. Waiting on it to drop in price anyway and for reviews too. If reviews impress me then I may just get it sooner but will have Evolve, The Order 1886, New 3DS and Zelda MM to pass the time

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smokeless_0225

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Funny. I pre-ordered Dying Light and I'm waiting on reviews for Evolve and Order 1886. There's nothing wrong with that...just a matter of preference I guess. I really have high hopes for this game and really low hopes for Evolve. I could be wrong but we'll see. I don't even know what to think about the Order 1886 yet. I want to be excited about it, but I can't help but be a little skeptic.

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Stebsis

"'Be the Zombie' will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms" "will now be available to everyone for free on Xbox One and PlayStation 4." Great article there

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ank000

Either they couldn't manufacture enough disc to launch it worldwide or they want to promote digital download more by delaying the physical copy, and I think its latter.

Even though, digital game cost less to sell they are priced equally as physical copy. Darn almost everything about gaming industry is going downhill.

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Gomtor

<< LINK REMOVED >> I cannot understand how they price it the same.

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brunoasousa

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> In Brazil the digital game is usually more expensive than the physical copy...Sony Brazil is the biggest joke ever.

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smokeless_0225

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I've thought that for a long time.

Granted the big part of the cost in a video game is not in the printing of the disc and the making of the case. However I always though it would be fair to make the digital copies at least $5 cheaper or something. This is the main reason that I don't usually buy digital copies. If the cost is the same both ways, why not buy a copy that I can take back to the game store if I hate it or let a friend borrow it? Of course I'm talking about console games here. PC games have little reason to buy a hard copy any more.

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boogie25

Holy monkey physical delayed a whole month? what were they doing since they couldnt be ready on time with manufacturing the discs?? forgot it should be out on 27 or what?? or did all physical copies been sent to US..because fluff EU and other regions right?? :-/...and i wont get digital when i can get physical copy alot cheaper..(shouldnt it be other way around??).

Oh well nothing else i can do then wait...sometimes its really tempting to just pirate the poop out of it.which i wont do but its tempting.

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smokeless_0225

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you'll do it....you know you will....eventually, lol

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boogie25

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah you are right, im sure the day will come when i finally give up and do it lol...but that didnt happened yet..but it will will im afraid if im mad enough :-)

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rizza1990

I don't believe a word techland are saying, this has obviously been done to make people who cant wait another month for this game to go and pay ridiculous prices for the digital copy, and if you don't think that you are gullable!

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peterhorner1867

I don't doubt that the reasons they are giving are valid. If they wanted to get ppl to pay the higher price for digital versions they would have delayed the physical copies everywhere.

However, I do think they will closely monitor this situation as an experiment

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rizza1990

<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah u do have a fair point, I think I`m just angry and looking for someone to blame because I was looking forward to it so much as I am off work laid up for a month, so I could really have done with that game to cure my extreme boredom!! lol.

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peterhorner1867

Me too bud