Dying Light released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in January of this year. It has been announced that the game has sold 5 million copies as the game’s developer teases that a sequel may be on the way.
Developer Techland has confirmed that Dying Light has sold 5 million copies, and is one of the top selling games of the year so far. In an interviewer with VideoGamer, producer Tymon Smektala says that the developer is surprised by the game’s “tremendous success.”
“To be honest, I think even we are a little surprised by the scope of our success,” Smektala states. “We knew that we’d made a good game. If you are a gamer, even if you make games you are still a gamer, so we know the game is good when you feel that rush when you play.”
“So we knew that Dying Light is a good game, we know it’s going to be successful, but that successful? We are in the 10 best-selling games in the US right now for the first half of the year, so tremendous success. More than 5 million copies sold.”
Techland also spoke on the possibility of a sequel, though the company is not ready to commit to anything just yet. Smektala says it is “too early” to go into specifics about the sequel, but that the studio already has “lots of very ambitious ideas.”
“Of course, we’re not talking about [Dying Light 2] just yet, but the reason for that is that it is too early. We have lots of very ambitious ideas so first we need to check if these ideas are even doable with the tech that the current consoles provide.”
He continues: “We also need to check if our concepts are really as good as we think they are, so we need to prototype things. So there is nothing to talk about, and on the other hand there are lots of things going inside our studio where we test, prototype and experiment with stuff. But I think right now we have a very clear idea of what we can do with the IP and with the universe of Dying Light, so expect good things from us.”
Dying Light is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Techland is continuing to support the title with the upcoming The Following expansion, which will add drivable vehicles to the title.