Techland has unveiled Dying Light 2: Stay Human’s post-release road map and it answers one important question.
Yes, Techland has promised to support their zombie and parkour heavy survival game for five years, delivering a variety of extra content. But the question is, are we going to have to pay for this? Five years of free content would be great but it wouldn’t exactly be a money spinner for Techland. Sure, people might buy Dying Light 2 based on that promise, but sales are bound to plateau at some point.
If, on the other hand, Techland is planning on charging for every piece of DLC, that five year promise becomes rather less appealing. Completists could end up paying for the game several times over.
The answer is, as revealed by the road map, that you’ll have to pay for some of the content. Smaller pieces of content, such as events, new weapons and new challenges will be free. Techland does, however, have at least two pieces of paid story DLC in the pipeline, one arriving this June.
Here’s what’s coming over the next few months:
- Faction-inspired free DLCs (these look to be costumes) – available at launch
- First set of challenges – March 2022
- “Mutated infected” series of events – April 2022
- Second set of challenges – May 2022
- 1st Story DLC – June 2022
Will the story DLC follow the main character or will it put you in the shoes of an NPC? We’re fine with either, as long as the main story end on a cliffhanger which is only resolved through Dying Light 2’s DLC. We’ve never forgiven Dead Rising 4 for turning Overtime mode, an integral part of each previous title, into paid DLC.
The Nintendo Switch version has been delayed, but you can get your hands on Dying Light 2 Stay Human when it hits PC, PlayStation and Xbox this February 4th.