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Dying Light first-person action survival game is coming to Linux and SteamOS


#Techland recently #announced the updated global launch dates for Dying Light.  The game will have a worldwide digital #release on PC of January 27, 2015. In North and South America, the digital release and physical copies for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be available at the same day. What does that have to do with Linux?

Dying Light is coming soon to SteamOS/Linux and Windows! Pre-Purchase Now to receive the exclusive “Punk Queen” in-game weapon and start your pre-load now so you’re ready to play right at launch!

Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. Linux Game News has been in contact with Techland for several months regarding the possible release of a native build. While interested in Linux, the team has been rather secretive about platform support.

Dying Light is set in a vast and dangerous open world. 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 hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.

Dying Light features seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to 4 players. The multiplayer is fully integrated with the campaign and allows the players to complete quests together, explore the quarantine zone, and take part in special co-op challenges.

The game features also asymmetric PvP multiplayer for up to 5 players (4v1) thanks to the “Be the Zombie” DLC mode. Where players take control of the Night Hunter and can invade others’ games, will be now be available for free on all platforms everywhere.

The developers from Techland sat together for an intense co-op session of Dying Light. Lead devs Tymon Smektała and Maciej Binkowski along with brand manager Paweł Modliński, and assistant producer Marcel Mitraszewski created a tight team of survivors, showcasing several more advanced gameplay tactics as well as a few less fortunate encounters with zombies. The players can watch their struggles and get the taste of the game’s co-op mode in the recently released gameplay video.

There are a few deals you can check out online, G2A and Dealzon. At this time Linux Game News is unable to confirm whether the exclusive “punk queen” weapon is included.


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