Techland’s Dying Light, an open world zombie survival horror title which slowly evolved into a Diablo loot grind, is three years old now. Having released on January 27th 2015, it sold a whopping 13 million units and still maintains a healthy life with over 500,000 players every week.
Producer Tymon Smektała spoke about the game’s long life, “Dying Light’s longevity is a result of the studio’s hard work, combined with the efforts of our community, who have shown unparalleled love for the game and spent countless hours in Harran. We are nothing but thankful for this exceptional commitment and players’ eagerness to provide us with constructive feedback that helped us make a better game.”
To celebrate the game and its community, the developer has announced weekly giveaways on Steam and Gemly. Furthermore, the game will be discounted by 67 percent on all platforms. Those who already own the game will see a new community bounty called Undying Love going live along with the third free content drop later this month.
Though Dying Light had a rocky start, free updates and quality of life improvements helped elevate it. It also received a significant new expansion with The Following and the Enhanced Edition, the latter bringing a Diablo 3-style Paragon system of sorts to activities.