Techland’s zombie slaying hit, Dying Light, will soon receive a rather big expansion but it’ll come at a cost, and some won’t like it. The new addition, titled The Following, will actually increase the price of the games’ existing season pass. I can’t tell what the local price will be (as it stands, the season pass is R299), but according to Video Gamer, the pass will increase from £15.99 to £23.99. That’s a £8 jump, which for us, is about R 170. It will also be available on it’s own for £15.99
The change in price will allegedly happen from 8 December, so if you want to nab the season pass for a lower price, you should do so now. There is some good news though, as owners of the season pass – and I’m assuming anyone who buys the pass before the price hike – will not have to fork out more cash for the new expansion as it is already included. Unfortunately, they didn’t announce a release date, so we’ll still be in the dark for some time. Perhaps it’ll be released on Dying Light’s first birthday?
Here’s what Techland had to say:
“Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready,” Techland explained in a statement provided to VideoGamer.com. “We now are moving into the polishing period. Looking at it, it’s clear how big the expansion pack has grown – it could be a stand-alone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it.
“However, due to the increased scale of the project, we needed to revise the pricing that we announced back in August, and so we want to let you know that Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.”
“As promised back in August, our expansion will still be free for all Dying Light Season Pass holders,” Techland continued. “However since the Season Pass will now include this bigger-than-anticipated addition, we needed to adjust the price accordingly.