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Techland ends support for Dying Light, 7 years after release

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Techland are moving on from the original Dying Light, after giving it 7 years of free updates and expansions. Not many developers support their games for that long, if they're not some sort of live-service thing. Techland certainly did well overall with it.

While it won't see any major updates now, they will still be trickling in a steady "reroll" of previous events into the game for people to play but their main focus is now shifting over to Dying Light 2.

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Dying Light also now only has two editions, to make it less confusing. There's Dying Light Enhanced Edition and the new Dying Light Definitive Edition, both of them on a heavy discount on Steam.

To go along with it, the Harran Tactical Unit Bundle DLC has been made free to claim for two weeks. People who owned the Platinum Edition were also upgraded to the Definitive Edition free. This is after they also gave away The Following expansion to all previous owners.

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StalePopcorn Jun 13, 2022
Darned good game, excellent support. Right now I'm more fond of it that DL2!
scaine Jun 13, 2022
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I'm looking forward to trying out DL2, but it's still got that anti-consumer bs, Denuvo, attached to it, so I'll hang fire for now.

The original was pretty much a masterpiece though. I remember reading about how they employed like 2 guys to do the port - recent uni-leavers, I think? It should have ended in tears for us Penguins, but they did a pretty decent job. Then, more recently, Proton has carried the game the past few years. Amazing story, really.

I'd drop £55 on the sequel in a heartbeat... once they do the right thing!
dpanter Jun 13, 2022
Dying Light is definitely my absolute favorite game in the last... 20 years, maybe more. Perhaps ever. The sequel doesn't have the same magic in the parkour, it's no way near the same feeling and doesn't respect gravity, like at all. It's fine on its own and still an impressive game.

By the way, the native version is still updated and works well today, though you would typically see better performance with Proton. :)
elmapul Jun 13, 2022
i hate the games as a service thing, because it often lead all games to become pay to win.

rather have an fix game without updates that you can self host an match.
is that the case?
Linas Jun 13, 2022
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I was wondering if it makes sense to buy all those weapon / costume bundles? Do they make any difference in the single player campaign?
StalePopcorn Jun 13, 2022
Quoting: LinasI was wondering if it makes sense to buy all those weapon / costume bundles? Do they make any difference in the single player campaign?

They're cosmetic.
StalePopcorn Jun 13, 2022
Quoting: elmapuli hate the games as a service thing, because it often lead all games to become pay to win.

rather have an fix game without updates that you can self host an match.
is that the case?
No. This is pay to own.
Anza Jun 13, 2022
Quoting: LinasI was wondering if it makes sense to buy all those weapon / costume bundles? Do they make any difference in the single player campaign?

I haven't been buying them myself, but based on the comments I have read, it depends on the DLC. Some of them are reskins and few of them contain weapons that are somewhat overpowered (at least Retrowave does). So I guess in that sense they make a difference. Might be better for fooling around after the campaign is finished.

If you want to save some money, there are some weapons that you can get via bounties. Also if you want make game easier, events will usually give you gold tier weapons.
Phlebiac Jun 14, 2022
Quoting: LinasI was wondering if it makes sense to buy all those weapon / costume bundles? Do they make any difference in the single player campaign?

I was wondering the same; Hellraid looks cool, but the reviews on it are still not great. The rest of the Definitive Edition DLC all seems to be cosmetic stuff, as StalePopcorn mentioned. I don't mind picking those up super cheap, but even at an 84% discount that still adds up to more than I want to pay for skins.
Ehvis Jun 14, 2022
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Quoting: scaineI'm looking forward to trying out DL2, but it's still got that anti-consumer bs, Denuvo, attached to it, so I'll hang fire for now.

I'd drop £55 on the sequel in a heartbeat... once they do the right thing!

Not just denuvo for me, any kind of 3rd party dependency on a single player game means no sale.

And dropping 60 euro on a game? Not going to happen unless it is a native title. But practically the release state of the current games is such that you're better off waiting anyway. Play 6 to 12 months later and you get a better game for a much lower price. And being there on day one really not a factor for me, my Steam library is big enough to carry me over many years if needed.
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