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Dying Light surpasses 4.5 million unique players

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Dying Light was a bit of a surprise hit for people. Perhaps it’s because it was delayed so much, or maybe because everyone assumed that they were over the whole zombie thing. Whatever the reason for the relative lack of hype, it was great to see how well it was received and how many people loved the parkour zombie thriller. And there were even more people than I imagined.

Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka clarified that we shouldn’t equate players with sales, though.

It’s now 4.5 million unique users. […] Sales [we] count later – we need time to calculate the sales and returns and so on. Unique users means all the unique users we calculated on the server playing the game for significant number of time. Sales might be slightly less because that includes also secondary sales.

I wonder if that number also includes pirates. Anyway you look at it, that’s a pretty great number. Plus, it means that Techland can justify spending the resources on doing more things that audiences love, such as Hellraid.

At the moment, Techland (Poland’s other rad studio) has said that Hellraid is getting sent back to the drawing board but hasn’t been canceled. So rest assured, the dark co-op first person fantasy game that sounds like a combination of Elder Scrolls and Dying Light is still in the works – they might even get back to work on it at full force later on this year. For now, I’m just glad to see Techland showing the numbers necessary to keep doing what they do best; this is the kind of clout that studios need in order to take risks and make the games that end up doing so well.

Last Updated: June 2, 2015


  1. MarryAnderson

    June 2, 2015 at 22:16

    ???? $88 per h0ur @mi12//

    ??? https://www.dailythoughts.com



  2. Rock789

    June 3, 2015 at 07:15

    Shweet! Glad it’s done well – it’s a great game and I’m still enjoying it. So they most definitely deserve the success. Now that they’ve shown the world what they can do without the shackles of publishers hanging around their necks, I for one am super keen to see what they have in store for us next!


    • Axon1988

      June 3, 2015 at 08:27

      I’ve also been really enjoying it. But after finishing the story line it gets boring. Unless you play co-op. And I’m not always in the mood for co-op. Still, it is an fantastic game.


  3. Hammersteyn

    June 3, 2015 at 07:57

    Loved it. Can’t think of anything that bugged me about the game right now but I had a blast playing it. Hard at first and you die a lot but as you craft better weapons,level up and unlock guns it becomes a zombie playground. Also the grappling hook was a great idea


  4. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    June 3, 2015 at 08:24

    I’m glad it’s doing this well, I enjoyed the game thoroughly! Hopefully we’ll see something good from them again soon…


  5. Nikola

    June 3, 2015 at 09:54

    Really enjoyed the game was a pleasant surprise. Open world was so much fun the parkour was the best I have seen running around was so much fun!


    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2015 at 10:02

      Took your damn time though 😛


      • Nikola

        June 4, 2015 at 14:31

        Perfection takes time:) plus the whole gf thing got in the way hahahaa


  6. Wyzak

    June 3, 2015 at 11:11

    Just bought it a few weeks ago and really loving it.


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