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Dying Light is easily the best Zombie game I've probably ever played and Techland are continuing to tweak it over 4 years after the original release.

Here's what's in the latest update released yesterday:

General fixes:

  • Early game difficulty tweaks
  • Late game difficulty tweaks

New Features:

  • Minor UI additions
  • Added a new exotic mutation to an infected type

I'm actually not too surprised they're still supporting it, since Dying Light 2 is due to be released sometime later this year it's likely more people would like to also try out the original and so making sure it's nice and stable is a good idea.

This is one of the few times I will probably ever suggest running a native Linux game through Steam Play, instead of using the native Linux version as performance in Steam Play is so much better and smoother. You can see that in the previous video I did previously below.

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Note: Linux native at the top, Steam Play at the bottom—future comparison videos will be done next to each other so it's not confusing to some. Sorry, not something I do often!

While I do absolutely love Dying Light and The Following expansion opens it up even more, the ending to the original is a bit pants. I won't spoil it, but if you want more details you can see my old review of it here. Thankfully the gameplay throughout the game is incredibly fun, so it mostly makes up for the ending.

You can find it on Humble Store and Steam if you're looking to pick it up.

As for Dying Light 2, as far as I understand it won't be seeing Linux support just like Dying Light: Bad Blood didn't, from what I know the two people who did the Dying Light Linux port no longer work at Techland.

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amatai Jun 6, 2019
One of the best surprise I had playing video game, I wasn't expecting much and this game hooked me and entertained me for hours
devland Jun 6, 2019
Quotethe two people who did the Dying Light Linux port no longer work at Techland

inb4: Linux ports are too complicated. We can't afford to hire the (2) people required to do it.
vickop Jun 6, 2019
Is it already playable with Mesa RadeonSI? The last time I tried 2 months ago (Mesa 19.0), it still started with black screen...
dpanter Jun 6, 2019
We also saw patch 1.17 on May 21 this year. Techland <3
QuoteGeneral fixes:
Fixed an issue that caused the game to sometimes crash on Windows 10
Fixed Korean and Chinese icons displaying incorrectly on OSX systems

New Features:
LATAM (español-latinoamérica) added as a selectable language in Steam

Additional fixes:
Minor bug fixes
General build stability increased

Catch them showcasing Dying Light 2 on E3 in a few days, I think it will be pretty sweet.
Until then, enjoy these two nice interviews!
Dying Light 2 Interview with the Lead Game Designer on the Modern Dark Ages setting, RPG Elements

Techland’s Pawel Rohleder on Experimenting with Ray Tracing and NVIDIA DLSS in Dying Light 2, DX12 Implementation & More

Techland also hangs out on Reddit so feel free to pop by /r/dyinglight
DMG Jun 6, 2019
Dying Light is first game that I almost completed. I didn't complete only last mission, because it too long and too much jumping. Hope, Dying Light 2 will be available on Linux too.
Termy Jun 6, 2019
Lets hope they at least whitelist it for proton if they don't want to port...i am not willing to buy games that don't at least commit to keep proton working...
DL1 was a real blast, maybe i should install it again some time ^^
gojul Jun 6, 2019
As long as Dying Light 2 works through SteamPlay it is fine for me.
fryk Jun 6, 2019
QuoteThis is one of the few times I will probably ever suggest running a native Linux game through Steam Play, instead of using the native Linux version as performance in Steam Play is so much better and smoother. You can see that in the previous video I did previously below.

On my setup, the native version felt a bit more smoothly.
But I stopped playing the native linux version because of a bug. When using "death from above" with bladed weapons, the game crashes (not always but 99% of the time). This is super annoying. And it seems, I'm not the only one with this problem.
fabertawe Jun 6, 2019
I'm still playing this, on and off, really love it. I honestly can't say I've thought the performance wasn't good enough to make me want to try it through Proton though and this is with a GTX970.

I won't be getting Dying Light 2 however, if it's not native. Well maybe in a couple of years when it's greatly reduced in price.
Nanobang Jun 6, 2019
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Quoting: liam... from what I know the two people who did the Dying Light Linux port no longer work at Techland.

Weren't these two people also interns? Anyway, Techland earned a lot of love and loyalty from me for Dying Light and the Dead Island games all being available on Linux. Pity we'll not see this newest one available on Linux, too.

Feeling ignored because I game on Linux, I'm pretty used to that. Feeling abandoned by a company like Techland, who supported Linux in the past, makes me feel sad and a little betrayed. :(
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