Dying Light Gets a Standalone Expansion Next Year, Definitely Not a PUBG Mode
08 December, 2017, 04:06
In a surprising bit of news today, the open world survival horror game Dying Light is getting it own standalone expansion in 2018, and it seems to be centered all around PvP multiplayer. It's called Bad Blood and will be undergoing a global playtest in the near future.
"Our aim is both to satisfy players' demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light's multiplayer experience", said Tymon Smektala, Producer at Techland.
Dying Light takes place in an expansive urban environment where players navigate using free running "parkour" mechanics while scavenging for supplies to craft weapons and defend against the city's growing infected population.
Bad Blood will offer "violent and dynamic" online matches, and wants PC players to help test the expansion out online. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood's development. The mode itself was a mix of Evolve and Dark Souls, as it had players team up to defeat a powerful enemy whose goal was to destroy the Night Hunter's nest before they themselves were killed, but it was only available for those actually willing to let themselves be invaded.
In the expansion, teams of six will be "dropped into a hostile, zombie-infested area". But remember, the clock is ticking. You have to pay for seats on the extraction helicopter with blood samples harvested from the undead, forcing you to work together with other players to collect those samples or, alternately, stabbing your fellow survivors in the back to steal their stuff. Space is limited on the evac-chopper though, with players having to collect blood samples to buy seats for a way out.