Players can revisit Dying Light's fictional city-state of Harran in the upcoming story-based expansion, this time gaining access to the countryside that surrounds the zombie-infested city. Protagonist Kyle Crane also returns, this time tasked with infiltrating a deranged cult that has set up shop in the zombified outback and appears to have a mysterious connection to the outbreak. Players will need to befriend the locals, acquiring missions and tasks to help the beleaguered residents. There isn't an established route to infiltrating the cult, leaving players to decide how they want to approach the group. The biggest addition to the parkour-focused zombie action title is dune buggies, customizable and upgradable vehicles that can quickly navigate the new map, which is bigger than the all the core game's areas combined.
The trailer was announced by developer Techland along with a statement from producer Tymon Smektala:
Gamescom 2015 was our first chance to let people play Dying Light: The Following so I was a bit nervous. But so many positive reactions really showed me we made the right decision to work on this expansion. With its new map and far-reaching gameplay additions, it feels like we’ve hit the sweet spot for what players are expecting from us.
No release date has been announced, though Techland has said that the expansion will be free for season pass holders and sell for $14.99 to those who haven't picked up the pass.
Are you ready to dive back into the world of Dying Light? Are you happy to see Kyle Crane return?