Dying Light will make you afraid of the dark

Warner Bros has decided not to wait for E3 to announce its Next Big Thing. Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror game that puts serious weight into the day/night cycle.

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Dying Light is in the works at Techland, the studio behind the Dead Island series. Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, Americas, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment explains:

We are excited to partner with Techland on Dying Light, which is an original gaming experience for next-generation consoles. The partnership with Techland allows us to combine their successful development capabilities with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s one-of-a-kind publishing expertise to deliver on this title.

As you may have suspected, Dying Light is headed to both new major platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as the traditional PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. This is a big deal for Pawel Marchewka, CEO of Techland.

The next-gen technology allows us to create a truly dynamic open world that features a game-changing day-night cycle. Inventive free running mechanics also allow for nearly unrestricted exploration and weapon-crafting to further enhance the action survival experience.

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…but what about the gameplay? It’s split into two parts: During daylight hours, you explore and traverse a giant, urban landscape. Your task is to scavenge for supplies and crafting weapons – and, of course, to fend off the infected hordes, whose numbers get greater every day.

They’re not too much of a problem when it’s sunny, though. At night, however… the infected become aggressive and dangerous – and there are nocturnal predators that only emerge after sunset.

Will you survive until dawn?

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