Dying Light Release Date Changes Announced, Be A Zombie Mode Will Now Be Free To All Players [VIDEO]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jan 23, 2015 04:54 PM EST

In addition to confirming global release dates for the approaching Dying Light (shifting around some boxed version launches in the process), Techland announced that the open world game's Be A Zombie mode will be free for all players.

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The change of release date for the physical copies of Dying Light in some territories will undoubtedly irritate some fans, and so Techland has made a pre-emptive good faith offer with the free game mode. Here's what the team said in a press release:

"As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we're really happy to announce that "Be the Zombie" will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories.

"We'll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com. We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can't wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players' game in the "Be the Zombie" mode."

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To coincide with the announcement, the developers released a new gameplay video that highlights the mode. Members of the team are shown playing, which (as the name clearly describes) reverses the normal role and puts you in the decaying shoes of the zombies--check it out below.

As for those release dates, they are as follows: Dying Light will launch worldwide digitally for PC on January 27, 2015. The North and South America PS4 and Xbox One physical and digital versions will be available that same day.

Dying Light's digital release in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be January 28, 2015. Physical copies of the game will be released in those territories on February 27, 2015. Additionally all of the physical preordered versions will include two free DLC packs, Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle.

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