It was overlooked at The Game Awards (for best ongoing game), but Techland's Dying Light has been serving players for the better part of (nearly) three years. And now the studio has announced they're entering the ever-growing "battle royale" space with a new PvP mode coming to their popular open-world zombie opus, Dying Light, in Dying Light: Bad Blood
As a response to numerous fan requests for a Player-vs-Player approach to Dying Light, and the recent popularity of the battle royale genre among the survival horror fans, today Techland unveiled its new standalone expansion - Dying Light: Bad Blood. While retaining the core of what made people fall in love with Dying Light in the first place, Bad Blood will offer violent and dynamic online matches that blend PvP and PvE styles of gameplay.
“Our aim is both to satisfy players’ demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light’s multiplayer experience,” said Tymon Smektala, Producer at Techland via press release. “Since Bad Blood was inspired by fan requests, we want player feedback to be an integral part of our development. That's why we’re inviting Dying Light fans to take part in our Global Playtest. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood's development.”
That player-feedback can be actioned by clicking here and signing up
for the game's global playtest. It's also fantastic to still see a passionate developer not only listening to fans, but believing in the strength of their work with so much post-release support behind Dying Light -- a fantastic game. It's currently rumoured the studio is also working on a Skyim-esque open-world fantasy adventure.
Would you fire up Dying Light again to get involved in this new PvP venture?