Techland announced via Twitter today that their upcoming open-world zombie game Dying Light will be hitting store shelves earlier than expected. Instead of the February release planned prior, Dying Light will be releasing in January instead.
The game was originally slated to come out this year, but was pushed back to a Q1 2015 release with the developers saying that “the new date ensures that we can fully realise our vision of an innovative open-world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile.”
Dying Light is a what most would call an evolution of the Dead Island franchise, as it’s kept the same RPG-like elements prevalent in those titles and mixed in elements from other games such as Mirror’s Edge to give players a new taste of next-gen zombie action.
Dying Light will be releasing on the 27th of January and will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.