Dying Light multiplayer a pre-order exclusive

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Wow did our Matthew have an awesome time playing Dying Light at Gamescom. Geoff and I hovered over his shoulder, but he was far too busy gleefully playing to notice us. However, the mode that he loved so much will only be available if you pre-order.

Over on Steam, Techland’s latest zombie-fest is touting two major pre-order bonuses. The first doesn’t really bother me – it makes sense a pre-order bonus. It’s an exclusive weapon, Punk Queen.

Punkqueen

A powerful crowbar with every possible upgrade on board: batteries and wires for electrical damage, lighters for burning damage, acid containers, spikes, razors, and more. The ultimate tool of destruction that alternates between special effects with each blow!

Sounds awesome and a worthy reward for those who dish out their cash before the game is released. However, the second pre-order bonus is a special game mode. It’s the one that lets players become the monster, jumping on that asymmetric multiplayer and looks like so much fun. While I’m sure the game will still be plenty of fun without this, I’m not sure why it’s a pre-order exclusive.

Bethezombie

Here’s hoping that they see the error of their way with this decision. Players want to have all the gameplay options if they buy the full game. Sure, people who pre-order can be rewarded, but not to the point of excluding other players.

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I can’t imagine that this gameplay mode will be exclusive for long – pre-order gamers will still need other players to fill up the maps and by making the pool of participants too small, it might become too difficult to find other players to take part in this particular game mode.

Last Updated: September 22, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Well that takes preorder incentives to the next level of WTF. Let’s guess, people who don’t preorder will have to pay to unlock the mode at a later point even though it’s included in the game they bought.

  • Viking Of Science

    Jim Sterling F***ing called this BS, It’s happened, Keeping a game mode hostage behind a pre-order paywall.

    It looks like Techland have gone insane with EA-syndrome….

    • Hammersteyn

      His surname is F***ing?

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      Yeah with Alien:Isolation. I was utterly disgusted.

      • Oh man, why did you remind me. I want some Ripley love, but I am not risking another A:CM…

        • Jedi Consular Kromas

          I feel the same way.

        • Hammersteyn

          So do I but she wont rescind her restraining order. Apparently crawling through air ducts and stalking her isn’t quite the turn on I thought it would be for her :/

          • Yeah, in that black suit of yours with the elongated head mask, you look terrifying.

          • Hammersteyn

            I making a bigger suit for two. you can work the legs while we infiltrate her new house.

          • Deal! Wait!

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            That mental image scarred me for life.

            Thanks

            /goes to get gun.

          • Spaffy

            Like this?

          • Hammersteyn

            Hahahaha!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The question is, which one is the horse’s ass? *runnnnnnnn*

          • Spaffy

            Have you ever seen a horse with a red mane?

          • Oi!

          • I’d chase you if @hammersteyn:disqus would get his legs moving in the right time! 0_O

  • What the actual? That becomes pre-order now? Screw these guys. Stuff like this should be IN the sodding game. So you get penalised for not throwing your money down in an environment of Destiny-like-hype and they wonder why we DON’T? Fuck them.

  • Anon A Mouse

    It’s Zombies anyway, that’s sooooo 1999.

  • Hammersteyn

    Get with the times people,that’s what they will tell us. This is one way of making sure their servers don’t crash day one I suppose. I’m surprised EA didn’t think of this first. Preorder Battlefield or no MP for you.

    • Shhh!

      • Hammersteyn

        Peter Moore has the best job ever, treats his consumers like shit and still he has people buying EA games.

        • Based on the political system in SA πŸ˜›

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      I am pretty sure though that this is only if you wanna mp as a Zed. Normal MP should still be in regardless.

      I hope.

      Also EA would never do something like that! They prefer to make it DLC. πŸ˜›

  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    One of these days you will only be able to pre-order a game to get the game. The non pre-order copies will only have the opening scene and the credits. πŸ˜›

    • Hammersteyn

      Plus a video of the publishers playing the game, so that you can see how much fun it is. Kinda like having to watch someone eat while starving yourself.

      • Jedi Consular Kromas

        Hahaha … a lets play through the whole game.

        Sounds like that ellen page game/movie.

      • Spaffy

        I wouldn’t even wish that on my worst enemies.
        Or I would.

  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    I am also waiting for “Pre-Order now and we won’t tell you the next five people to get killed off in GoT!”

    • Hammersteyn

      Everyone dies in GoT, eventually

      • Jedi Consular Kromas

        Indeed but the order matters. πŸ™‚

        • Hammersteyn

          Agreed, plus no one should get married really.

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            At least they keep it in the family. πŸ˜›

          • Hammersteyn

            Close nit family indeed. Birthdays must be a hoot. Receiving present from your fathers sister who’s also your aunt and or sister.

      • Viking Of Science

        Well, It’s a little more refined, I found that Every major character that dies, has some link to Sean Bean…. I think it’s a curse.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      At least I haven’t seen my favourite character die yet.

      • Jedi Consular Kromas

        Tell me who it is and I can tell you at what season (more or less) you should stop watching. πŸ˜›

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          lol – The Hound, and I’m not holding out much hope.

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            Uhm …. you might have hope yet young Skywalker for I can not recall him dying. It has been a while though.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I haven’t read the books yet, but I have watched the series up to date – just finished it a couple of weeks ago actually. I chose my words very carefully when I said “haven’t seen” hehe.

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            Have not really watched the series. I find it somewhat boring. Read the books though.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’m waiting until it’s finished before starting. Nothing worse than really enjoying what you’re reading & then having to wait a year or two for the next book. I’ve learnt my lesson.

          • Jedi Consular Kromas

            I watch Anime so I am fairly used to waiting.

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