As Breitbart reported last week, survival horror game Dying Light is getting a new expansion, The Following, which will include at least 10+ hours of gameplay.
The base game has sold five million copies so far on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4, but developer Techland is concerned that its potential sequel might not run on current generation consoles.
Tymon Smektala, Dying Light’s producer, told VideoGamer, “We knew that we’d made a good game. If you are a gamer, even if you make games you are still a gamer, so we know the game is good when you feel that rush when you play… but that successful? We are in the 10 best-selling games in the US right now for the first half of the year, so tremendous success.”
Techland has elaborated on previously announced information regarding The Following. In the new expansion’s story, gamers must masquerade as part of a cult and discover intel by gaining the trust of citizens. Players will operate in a rural location and can wield new SMGs, shotguns, and a crossbow.
The developer states, “An important part of this experience is commandeering all-terrain buggies and enjoying the game’s creative brutality and freedom of movement in high gear.” These buggies can be upgraded in terms of fuel, handling, paint, etc. “But drivable vehicles are only one of many new features we’re preparing for The Following. We’re calling it an expansion pack and we take it seriously, so you can expect it to be jam-packed with new quests, mechanics, abilities, weapons, and challenges. The story also unfolds in a way that really helps connect what was happening in Harran to the outside world and will show Kyle Crane in a totally new light to players.”
Smektala said, “Of course, we’re not talking about [Dying Light 2] just yet, but the reason for that is that it is too early. We have lots of very ambitious ideas so first we need to check if these ideas are even doable with the tech that the current consoles provide.”
While The Following currently has no release date, it will be free for gamers with Dying Light Season Pass and cost $14.99 for those who do not own one.