Dying Light Gets Free DLC Following Distribution Problems In Some Territories

by Mike Futter on Jan 23, 2015 at 02:09 AM

Dying Light’s release is becoming a bit fractured. Techland announced today that boxed copies will be delayed in some territories, though digital release is unaffected worldwide.

According to the developer, there is no release date change for digital versions. Worldwide PC digital release is on January 27. On that same day, North and South America will see digital and physical release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Digital release on those consoles will take place on January 28 in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Physical copies in those regions are delayed until February 27.

Anyone who purchases a physical copy of the game will be receiving the Cuisine & Cargo DLC and Ultimate Survivor Bundle free. Additionally, the Be the Zombie mode (previously a pre-order bonus) will be free for all platforms.

So, regardless of where you happen to be located, you can still play Dying Light next week. If you’re a hard copy purist though, you’ll be waiting until late February in most of the world.

Dying Light has suffered delays before, but with the title finally out in just four days, you'll be able to run, jump, and tackle the zombie horde soon enough. For more, check out our most recent preview.


Our Take
No explanation was given for the delay, but fracturing a release like this means a reduced point of sale presence. I suspect many people who are eagerly anticipating this will transition to the digital version, especially since the release schedule is thin right now. It’s confusing, but I don’t expect the negative impact will be overwhelming.