Dying Light developer Techland confirmed a price raise for the upcoming DLC expansion, The Following, and the Season Pass for the game. Per an official statement, Dying Light: The Following will now be priced at $19.99. According to an official statement by Techland, the price raise is “due to the increased scale of the project.”
Techland claimed that the company contemplated that The Following expansion grew a great deal, so much so that it oculd be a standalone title, but that would’ve caused a launch delay. As a result, Techland decided against making The Following a standalone release and has opted to raise the price of the expansion.
The good news is that The Following will still be available for no extra charge to current Dying Light Season Pass holders, who will now receive an even bigger expansion. The bad news? The Season Pass price for new players is being revised accordingly. That means the Dying Light Season Pass is now being raised to $29.99 from $19.99. The price hike for the season pass starts on December 8, 2015. The price change will not affect players who already own the Season Pass.
The good thing to take away from this is that while Dying Light is raising the prices of the expansion and the Season Pass, they are officially announcing all these plans well in advance. In other words, players still have a decent amount of time to purchase the Season Pass for its lower price before the price hike goes into effect. So players can still own the Season Pass for the cheaper price of $19.99 and won’t have any additional charge for the DLC. They simply have to purchase it before December 8.
Now there is always the chance of some sort of Dying Light Collector’s Edition with all the content being available getting a release somewhere down the line. So players could always wait for that.