Dying Light is a 1st Person, zombie apocalypse-themed, action survival horror game (Jesus, that’s a mouth full!)being developed by Polish video game developer Techland and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world in the city of Urfa, Turkey. Players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, with a heavy focus on freerunning mechanics. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their nests to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.
The game is mostly melee-based with the majority of fighting using melee weapons. There are more than 100 weapons that can be used and more when players begin crafting new weapons.
Dying Light contains a dynamic day and night cycle. During the day, the player has to go out and scavenge for supplies to send back to the safe zones. They can also set up traps, save random survivors, and make their way to airdrops. The infected are slow, apathetic, and easily visible, allowing the player to simply make their way past them, but their danger grows in numbers. The game will also feature a dynamic weather system, which will include a variety of conditions such as fog, rain, and wind.
When the sun goes down in Dying Light, the infected transform into something much more dangerous. Without daylight, the senses of the infected become more acute and accurate. They gain the ability to sprint after the player and have increased damage, as well as the ability to jump and climb buildings like the player. In order for the player to avoid contact, they need to use their Night Sense to locate zombies in the dark to stay out of their way. If spotted and trying to escape their pursuers, the player can use distractions and traps to lower their numbers. Players can use sound to lure the zombies.
Techland announced that there will be over 50 hours of gameplay in the full version of game including all downloadable content.
It is set to be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on January 27, 2015 in North America, and in Europe on January 30, 2015.