Techland’s Dying Light bringing parkour and zombies to PC24 May 2013 by Paul Younger
Have we not had enough of zombies yet? Not so according to Warner and Techland who have revealed Dying Light which is due for release at some point in 2014.
This first person action survival horror title brings the shambling zombies back to our screens in an open world first person experience. So does it offer anything new other than finishing off the undead?
There are a couple of features that stand out, one being the free-running parkour style gameplay that proved so popular in Mirror’s Edge. Set in that looks like a cramped Rio de Janerio, this will give players the opportunity to bound around the rooftops.
“The next-gen technology allows us to create a truly dynamic open world that features a game-changing day-night cycle,” said Pawe? Marchewka, CEO of Techland. “Inventive free running mechanics also allow for nearly unrestricted exploration and weapon-crafting to further enhance the action survival experience.”
The game’s title sets the scene, players will have to find what they need to survive during the day but at night fight off the nasty hordes. It sounds like a race against the clock, get everything you need before the sun sets.
Techland are also revisiting some of the game features from the Dead Island series with the addition of a crafting system, and if the game is as open world as they claim, it might actually be an interesting game.
Assuming we are all not sick to death of zombies by the time Dying Light releases, the game may just stand a chance.