Techland announced today that a free demo of its critically-acclaimed zombie game Dying Light is now globally available to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC. The demo lets players explore most of the Slums area and offers 3 hours of unique content, including one story quest chain and a number of side quests, challenges, and random encounters. It also features all the core gameplay mechanics of Dying Light, such as the day and night cycle, parkour-based Natural Movement system, creative brutality and crafting. Additionally, the demo supports online co-op mode for up to 4 players.
Dying Lights producer Tymon Smektała had the following to say,
“With the demand for Dying Light still high after more than half a year on the market, we wondered what else we could do to help players decide which game to buy. Then we thought: demoes were pretty much a standard in the previous generation, but suddenly they’ve become few and far between. So we decided to use some of our resources to release a demo now and let everyone experience our game first-hand.”
Techland is also currently working on a story-based expansion titled Dying Light: The Following, which will introduce drivable dirt buggies, a new massive map, and a new progression system to the game. Yesterday the company released 15+ minutes of uncut gameplay from the expansion, which can be watched here. Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $ 14.99, while all Season Pass holders will receive the expansion completely free.