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Dying Light expansion gets a price hike, but with good reason

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Although it came out all the way back in January, Dying Light is still one of the more surprising hits of this gaming year. Techland’s parkour-infused zombie action game is pretty damn fantastic, and the studio has been working hard over the past few month’s on an extensive expansion, named The Following. The expansion has grown so large that Techland thinks it’s just shy of a standalone product, which means they’re taking stock a little.

Given the expansion in scale, Techland has announced that they’re planning to increase the price of The Following, raising it from $10 to $20. In conjunction with that, the Dying Light season pass (which includes the expansion) will also take a hike, increasing from $20 to $30. But don’t worry just yet if you own the season pass, as Techland won’t be expecting you to fork out more.

In fact, they’re giving interested played two weeks to jump on the $20 season pass before it’s increased, just in case you know you’ll want The Following when it launches and want to get it a reduced price. The new prices will only kick in on December 8th, so you have a lot of time to think it over and decide if you want to take the leap a little early. As for when The Following will actually release, Techland offered this small update.

“Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready. We now are moving into the polishing period. Looking at it, it’s clear how big the expansion pack has grown — it could be a standalone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it.”

I think it’s a pretty neat way of giving your fans time to buy into the expansion for the reduced price while they still can, which somewhat softens the blow of the price hike in the first place. Still, Techland have been working on The Following for a while, and it certainly sounds like a sizable, substantial chunk of content.

Last Updated: November 26, 2015


  1. Just FYI Dying Light currently on special on Steam sale


    • KingKappie

      November 26, 2015 at 11:18

      How do I load this Steam on my PS4


      • Admiral Chief - World on Fire

        November 26, 2015 at 11:44

        With blackjack and hookers


        • Captain JJ never changes

          November 26, 2015 at 12:05

          Yes. I can confirm this.


  2. Captain JJ never changes

    November 26, 2015 at 11:00

    Dying Light was pretty good, but I don’t think I’ll sink more time into it with an expansion.
    The story was very typical, but the parkour was tons of fun. Especially scaling those insanely tall structures, just praying that you don’t slip up on a jump or a grab and plummet to your death.
    I played it co-op, which was really nice.
    Maybe in my top ten of games I played this year, I’d say.


    • Allykhat

      November 26, 2015 at 11:09

      Based on the amount of time I spent playing the game and how much I enjoyed playing it, im really considering the season pass because I honestly do think that Techland deserve my money.


      • Captain JJ never changes

        November 26, 2015 at 11:14

        I agree. They’ve done a superb job. I honestly cannot complain about a single thing in the game. The bland story doesn’t really matter since the gameplay is just so great and so much fun.
        I put quite a few hours into it also, but that backlog of mine means I probably shouldn’t get that Season Pass.


    • Mossel

      November 26, 2015 at 12:22

      Did you play it with controller? If so, how is it?


  3. Hammersteyn

    November 26, 2015 at 11:07

    The extensive expansion sounds expansive but not too expensive


  4. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    November 26, 2015 at 11:26

    I enjoyed Dying Light, had quite a few late mornings at work because of it, it was just so much fun…I’ll probably suffer the same fatigue once the expansion launches…


  5. Darren Peach

    November 26, 2015 at 12:03

    Holy smokes. Season passes are such a rip off. If you look Advanced Warfare ( I did not get the season pass ), Was there any content beyond the actual title release that merited the asking price ? And compare that to The Witcher 3, Their free content equated to roughly the same type of content of the Advanced Warfare, Kudos to them.
    The need to up their price on this expansion for Dying Light illustrates the actual value the publisher is placing on the original season pass. B.S. that they are deciding to up the price because they created more game than originally intended ? At least they are offering the consumer the option to get the expansion at the original price.

    Is this a new trend ?


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