Set in the city of Harran after a vicious outbreak begins to spread. Dying Light tasks players with surviving by any means necessary. During the daylight you can hunt down resources and supplies to help you survive the epidemic. When the sun is out, the infected pose little threat, they are nothing more than slow shuffling bodies that are easy to avoid or fight against. However at night it’s a different story entirely.
At night the infected become far more dangerous. Their senses become acute and they develop almost superhuman strength, fighting is no longer an option. The infected aren’t the only thing you’ll have to worry about in Dying Light, other human factions will also do anything to survive and will hunt you down for your supplies, and there’s something more terrifying than anything else lurking in the shadows. Do whatever you must to survive the night and see the sunrise!
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz CEO Pawel Marchewka revealed that Dying Light has reached 8M players:
Now, Dying Light has entertained more than 8 million players – a figure that clearly delights Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka, even if it doesn’t quite surprise him. “We were counting on big numbers, because Dead Island was pretty popular,” he says when we meet at Digital Dragons. “Dying Light is just so much the better game. We would have been surprised if it did worse than that.”
The fact that Dying Light reached 8 million players, Marchewka says, is a result of such choices. “That doesn’t include illegal players,” he adds, though it does include second-hand sales. “We know, roughly, how many more are playing [illegally], and it’s a big number. It’s a big number. We estimate it, safely, about half of that [8 million], additionally… Next time, if we do the marketing right, maybe they will buy it from us, and not steal it.”