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Dying Light From Techland Has A Little Hint About Linux Support

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Update: The Linux icon is now on the store, so looks like a same-day release!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d8VmX2WKfw
Well this was a surprised! Dying Light has hints that it may come to Linux thanks to information from the awesome SteamDB.

The visuals in the game are just fantastic, and we really don't have many games in this class on Linux.

The game isn't out yet, and going by Steam it will release for Windows at the end of the month, but it looks like Linux could be included in this release. If so, it will be a huge same-day release.

The rumour comes thanks to this entry:
Quote# Change #858468 (?)
Changed oslist – windows,linux


This could be an error, but since Dead Island which is also from Techland is also on Linux, it is certainly within the realm of possibility. As with all news taken from SteamDB take it with a bag of salt, as it could be an error.

About the game
Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression - but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.

We really hope it is true!

We will add more to the article if we manage to find out much more. We have shot off an email to our previous Techland contact. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Feist 22 January 2015 at 5:15 pm UTC
Hope it's true! It would be fantastic to get such a promising high-profile title released on Linux. I'll probably purchase this as soon as it's confirmed & available.
Segata Sanshiro 22 January 2015 at 5:30 pm UTC
Is it me or is this almost identical to Dead Island? Even the weapons are the same, the setting and zombies seem pretty similar too. If I had seen some of the footage but without the game's name, I would have thought it was a preview of of Dead Island 2.

Still, the "intense story" part draws me in a bit. It's been forever since I've played a first person AAA game with a decent story. Then again, the "four player co-op" kind of suggests a bad single player experience and the fact that it's centered around zombies leads me to believe that it might be yet another game made by people who have seen lots of films but never read a book. We'll just have to see I suppose.
Feist 22 January 2015 at 5:36 pm UTC
Well, it *is* very similar in appearance to Dead Island. However, I don't consider that a negative, since i rather liked the graphical style of Dead Island & DI: Riptide and this game seems to be an upgrade in quality while maintaining a noticeable resemblance.

Dead Island also had a great focus on co-op gaming but I logged 59 hours of single-player gaming with it so I'm not concerned. ;-)
coeseta 22 January 2015 at 5:41 pm UTC
Might be interesting but steam tells me:

"An error was encountered while processing your request:

This item is currently unavailable in your region"

So yeah, F*** you Germany.
Segata Sanshiro 22 January 2015 at 5:58 pm UTC
FeistWell, it *is* very similar in appearance to Dead Island. However, I don't consider that a negative, since i rather liked the graphical style of Dead Island & DI: Riptide and this game seems to be an upgrade in quality while maintaining a noticeable resemblance.

Dead Island also had a great focus on co-op gaming but I logged 59 hours of single-player gaming with it so I'm not concerned. ;-)

Yeah, surprisingly I enjoyed Dead Island as well. Wasn't expecting to, but for some reason I got pretty hooked on it for a while despite the lack of story or character development. I think the mechanics were quite satisfying (knocking heads off with blunt weapons and stuff), it's nice to sit back and play it with a controller.

It's so insanely buggy though and after all these years they never really fixed so many of the issues present across platforms. Putting aside the graphical glitches, for me the only weapons which appeared in crates were brass knuckles and the only items that spawned were bottles of alcohol, so could only mod weapons with what I could buy from people. So basically stuck with whatever weapons I could find lying around. That apparently happens to a lot of Windows users too, it just seems really lazy that they never fixed that because it's a pretty major issue.

coesetaThis item is currently unavailable in your region"

So yeah, F*** you Germany.

It's always Germany.
FutureSuture 22 January 2015 at 6:00 pm UTC
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So Techland, what about Hellraid? I am quite a bit more eager to have Hellraid available on Linux.
DerRidda 22 January 2015 at 6:10 pm UTC
coesetaMight be interesting but steam tells me:

"An error was encountered while processing your request:

This item is currently unavailable in your region"

So yeah, F*** you Germany.

I've noticed that as well and looked around, some digital distributors still sell it to Germans and it's a Steam Key everywhere.
It also sounds like they will not prevent you from activating it in Germany, you just can't buy it on Steam.
n30p1r4t3 22 January 2015 at 6:12 pm UTC
Why do companies do this??
Guest 22 January 2015 at 6:19 pm UTC
Segata SanshiroIs it me or is this almost identical to Dead Island? Even the weapons are the same, the setting and zombies seem pretty similar too. If I had seen some of the footage but without the game's name, I would have thought it was a preview of of Dead Island 2.

Still, the "intense story" part draws me in a bit. It's been forever since I've played a first person AAA game with a decent story. Then again, the "four player co-op" kind of suggests a bad single player experience and the fact that it's centered around zombies leads me to believe that it might be yet another game made by people who have seen lots of films but never read a book. We'll just have to see I suppose.

It looks a lot like a mix of Mirror's Edge and Dead Island - and I'm totally up for that. They got the founder of parkour to work with them on running/jumping/climbing mechanics, and from what I've seen, there are some really cool special attacks that involve parkour elements. In addition, zombies become much more alert and powerful at night, so if you're not back in your safe house by the time it gets dark, the game actually becomes quite scary - something Dead Island never really was.

Personally, while I enjoy Dead Island, I think it could use a more interesting combat system, more stuff to do when you're not on missions, and more interesting enemies. This game could have all of those things.
scaine 22 January 2015 at 6:56 pm UTC
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Yep, what valczir said - while Dead Island was a hack-n-slash, Dying Light is slightly more of a survival horror. Scavenge for food/supplies during the day, endure the night as best you can. The difference between the zombies throughout the night and day cycle is huge, as are the numbers.

Was looking forward to this one when it was announced back in 2013. Since then, I've ditched Windows and assumed that I'd closed the door on ever buying and playing this. Would LOVE to see it come to Linux.

Instabuy.
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