It’s natural to wonder why this game that’s nearly as old as an entire console generation is still getting significant support. Dying Light, of course, was enormously popular at launch, topping sales charts in the wake of its release. (By 2019, 17 million people had played the game.) It’s still moderately popular, boasting north of 25,000 concurrent players on Steam as of this writing. Not exactly Counter-Strike figures, but still nothing to sneeze at for a six-year-old game that doesn’t fall under the “games as a service” umbrella. It’s not hard to see why Techland would want to keep the content drip-feed drip-feeding, even if only as a holdover until the imminent sequel.


Dying Light 2, initially planned for a 2019 release, is out on December 7 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

 (Updated 3/3/22 with new details)