Players who have are on the fence about Dying Light, but are curious and want a chance to play it first now have their wish, and it’s completely free. Techland officially announced this week the release of a new free-to-play demo of its hit first-person, zombie survival game Dying Light to players. The demo is available now to play for Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation 4.
The demo offers three hours of unique content and allows players to play through the Slums area of the game, one story quest chain, a number of side quests, challenges and random encounters. The demo features all of the core gameplay mechanics from the main game, including: the day and night cycle; the parkour-based Natural Movement system; creative brutality and crafting. In addition, it supports online co-op for up to four players. To there is a nice variety of gameplay for players to try for the game without even making a purchase.
Commenting on the move to release a free demo quite a while after the game’s official launch, producer Tymon Smektala commented: “With the demand for Dying Light still high after more than half a year on the market, we wondered what else we could do to help players decide which game to buy.’ Then we thought: demos were pretty much a standard in the previous generation, but suddenly they’ve become few and far between. So we decided to use some of our resources to release a demo now and let everyone experience our game first-hand.”
Techland also released a new video showcasing a collection of creative user reviews in promotion of the new free demo launch. You can check that out below. The new story-based DLC expansion for Dying Light, The Following, will be released later this year.