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Story-Based Dying Light Expansion Revealed, Adds Vehicles and More

"The new map alone is the same size as all the previous maps from Dying Light combined."


Dead Island developer's zombie game Dying Light is set to grow with a new "feature-heavy" and story-based expansion called The Following, Techland announced on Wednesday. This is the expansion that Techland teased last week.

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As rumored, The Following will introduce dune buggy vehicles that players can apparently use to mow down zombies. The expansion sounds like a big one overall, according to its official description, which also notes that Techland has listened to feedback from the main game.

“For Dying Light: The Following, we're adding a number of bold game-changers to create one massive expansion," Dying Light producer Tymon Smektala said. "Something big that will give the game a brand-new flavor. The new map alone is the same size as all the previous maps from Dying Light combined, so there is a lot we're packing in here."

"We also kept a close eye on player feedback to help tailor what we've created here," he added. "Hopefully people will see that this new expansion is first and foremost, for the fans."

The Following will be available free through the $20 Dying Light DLC pass. It will also be made available to buy on its own, though pricing has not been announced. The expansion will be shown to journalists behind closed doors next week at Gamescom, with a full reveal slated for "shortly after."

For now, you can take a look at the first screenshots of The Following below. A release date for The Following was not announced.

Dying Light launched in January 2015 and broke Dead Island sales records. By Techland's most recent count, Dying Light had 4.5 million players.

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