The hype surrounding Techland’s upcoming zombie survival parkour extravaganza, Dying Light, took a hit today as the developers confirmed the rumors of European and Australian delay, with certain territories forced to wait over a month for physical copies after the North and South American release. Dying Light has a worldwide digital release date for PC on January 27th with physical copies available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North and South America.
Gamers from Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe get a digital release on both consoles the following day, January 28th. However, those wanting to get a physical copy of Dying Light in those territories will have to wait a month to get their hands on one, with stores not licensed to sell until February 27th. There is some good news however as Techland announce all physical pre-ordered versions of the game will come bundled with Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle, both launch-day DLC packs, free of charge.
Additionally the pre-order exclusive multiplayer mode “Be the Zombie” has been restructured and will be made available for all players on release, for free. The developers issued the following statement with the confirmation of European and Australia delays:
As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we’re really happy to announce that “Be the Zombie” will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.
We’ll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com.
We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can’t wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players’ game in the “Be the Zombie” mode.