By Chris Post
Gamers in general and fans of the zombie genre in particular have been anxiously awaiting the release of Dying Light, a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. After initially promising a 2014 release, the game’s developers have now pushed the release to February 2015.
According to a news release, the company is taking it’s time to produce the best game possible. Freedom of movement and the development of an expansive open-world environment are among the key factors cited. The company also promises more information about the project at the E3 convention in June.
For those unfamiliar with Dying Light, here’s a run down of what we know so far:
During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most frightening are the predators which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning’s first light.
Whether tracking prey or escaping predators, Dying Light lets players swiftly navigate the world by seamlessly leaping between buildings, grappling up walls and pouncing on unsuspecting enemies.
Dying Light is set in a vast open world, delivering expansive and varied environments, a wide variety of enemy classes and a hopeless tale of survival where resources are scarce and the infected are not the only threat.
Get up-close using a variety of light and heavy weapons including knives, bats, axes, sledgehammers and more exotic weaponry or utilize guns and other firepower to take down enemies from a distance.
Game features four playable characters that can be fully customized and upgraded to match any play style.
Why use a wrench when you can use a wrench wrapped in electrified barbed wire? Dying Light’s sizable crafting system enables players to create a slew of new, more potent weapons and equipment, as well as specialized ammunition.
- Dying Light is the first game powered by Chrome Engine 6, a cutting edge incarnation of Techland’s proprietary technology, designed from the ground up for the new console generation, DirectX 11 and other advanced solutions.