Techland’s Dying Light 2 arrived in early February, and like the parkour-em-ups that attack zombies, it’s good stuff: we gave 84%, mainly because kicking guys off tall buildings is cool. The developer plans to support the game for years to come as per the original, and has already shared some of the upcoming features, including a new plus game mode.
The studio has now issued a press release announcing that as of February 28, 2022, it has sold 5 million copies of Dying Light 2 “and the numbers are growing significantly each month”. The release also noted that lifetime sales of the original game surpassed 20 million.
Both games are also flagged as having positive Steam reviews, which isn’t surprising when it comes to the original game in particular, which benefited from a huge post-launch pipeline of free and paid DLC. Techland has made it clear that its intention is to repeat that with the sequel and ended the sales announcement with a tease for something new next week. The current pledge is over five years of support, including free and paid DLC.
Techland released an ambitious roadmap in January this suggests that patch 3 will also bring a series of events around mutated infected, while the first DLC in history remains scheduled for June.
Paweł Marchewka, CEO of Techland, adds: “The success of the Dying Light franchise is a great example of the unforgettable experiences we create for our players.”