Techland has announced Dying Light: Bad Blood, a new standalone multiplayer expansion inspired by the battle-royale genre.
According to the developer, the expansion has been created as “a response to numerous fan requests for a Player-vs-Player approach to Dying Light, and the recent popularity of the battle royale genre among the survival horror fans.”
Bad Blood mixes PvE and PvP by dropping six players into a hostile, zombie-infested area and tasking them with evacuating before night falls. Players must harvest blood samples from the infected to pay for their seat on the helicopter and can also kill other players to steal their samples. More information can be found here.
“Our aim is both to satisfy players’ demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light’s multiplayer experience,” Tymon Smektala, producer at Techland, said. “Since Bad Blood was inspired by fan requests, we want player feedback to be an integral part of our development. That’s why we’re inviting Dying Light fans to take part in our Global Playtest. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood’s development.”
As mentioned above, a Global Playtest will be held on PC before the expansion is launched. Sign up to be part of it here.
Dying Light: Bad Blood is scheduled to officially launch in 2018.