Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced Dying Light, a first-person, action survival horror game developed by Techland.
Dying Light is centered around an infected world, featuring an emphasis on its day-night cycle. The day is spent traversing the expansion environment using free running abilities, similar to Mirror’s Edge. In order to scavenge the world for supplies and craft weapons, however the world is full of the growing infected population.
Once the daylight ends, players must survive the deadly predators that appear during the darkness of night.
“We are excited to partner with Techland on Dying Light, which is an original gaming experience for next-generation consoles,” said Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, Americas, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The partnership with Techland allows us to combine their successful development capabilities with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s one-of-a-kind publishing expertise to deliver on this title.”
“The next-gen technology allows us to create a truly dynamic open world that features a game-changing day-night cycle,” said Paweł Marchewka, CEO of Techland. “Inventive free running mechanics also allow for nearly unrestricted exploration and weapon-crafting to further enhance the action survival experience.”
Techland is well known for their previous work on the Dead Island series, most recently Dead Island: Riptide. Dying Light will also include a weapon crafting system and dynamic events, with more information to released in the coming months.
Dying Light is scheduled to be released in 2014, for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.