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Techland confirms that Dying Light: Bad Blood will come to Steam Early Access in September.

Dying Light: Bad Blood is the studio’s self-proclaimed ‘brutal royale’ multiplayer game that blends PvP and PvE gameplay, along with the franchise’s trademark parkour mechanics.

A Founder’s Pack will be available during Early Access, priced at $19.99. The pack includes the game, plus exclusive in-game content and currency. Techland promises additional maps, modes and in-game items throughout the three-month Early Access period. Upon launch the game will become free-to-play.

Maciej Łączny, executive producer at Techland, said in a press statement:

“We’ve always been keen to add more PvP multiplayer to Dying Light. We’ve read all of the messages from players on social media and forums, and multiplayer has been a hot topic. We’ve also seen how players have embraced Be the Zombie and that inspired us to expand on multiplayer. But we want to do it in the Dying Light way, where this world swarming with infected is just as much a threat as the other players. This is how Dying Light: Bad Blood came to life, a game based on these key principles: the freedom and fast pace of parkour movement, the constant threat of the Infected, and the creative brutality of melee combat. Combined they offer an all-new brutal royale experience. Now we encourage the community to help us fine-tune the game before its release.”

The game will also get two further play tests, which are available to a limited number of players. Participants will be able to transfer their progress to the Early Access version of the game.

Dying Light: Bad Blood Global Play tests

  • Phase One – August 25, 9:00am PDT – August 26, 9:00pm PDT
  • Phase Two – September 1, 9:00am PDT – September 2, 9:00pm PDT

Keys for both tests will be distributed from August 22, 2018. Head over to the game’s official website to register your interest.

Dying Light: Bad Blood will also be playable at next week’s Gamescom expo in Cologne.

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