Techland is gearing up to introduce the first biggest software release of the year in the form of Dying Light, but those players looking to buy the physical edition of the game in Europe and other regions will be disappointed to note that the boxed version has been pushed back.
Those territories affected by this delay include the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and of course Europe, though it’s worth keeping in mind that the open-world zombie title will be available on Steam day and date. The release will go ahead as planned in North America next week.
In a post through the studio’s Facebook page, the company confirmed the “short,” last-minute delay, and assured fans that it will share more information regarding the revised release window in due time.
There will be a short delay in the release of physical copies of Dying Light in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The game will have a global digital release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC of January 27, 2015. As physical production has a longer lead time than digital there is some delay in the aforementioned territories. We will share information on the availability of physical copies as soon as it is confirmed.
We learned recently that Dying Light is set to get its own tie-in novel that will take places prior to the events of the main game. Much like the core campaign, the book — written by Raymond Benson — will be situated in Harran in the days before the zombie outbreak, as Techland looks to expand the lore of its new flesh-eating IP.
Following today’s update, Dying Light will now launch across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in North America on January 27, while the retail versions won’t debut in Europe et al. until a short while thereafter.