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Dying Light is free to play this weekend on Steam

Techland has announced that Dying Light is currently free to play on Steam. From today and until March 1st, PC gamers can download and play it. Furthermore, and if players decide to buy the game, the progress achieved during Free Weekend will be transferred to freshly purchased Dying Light.

Dying Light came out in 2015 and at launch, it was suffering from major CPU performance issues. Contrary to other developers, Techland identified the game’s optimization issues and fixed them by the end of 2015.

Dying Light is an FPS that features a day and night cycle, parkour-based Natural Movement system, as well as creative brutality and crafting. This was the spiritual successor to Dead Island, and – at least IMO – it was better in every possible way.

Techland is currently working on Dying Light 2, though it appears the game is in development hell.

You can download and start playing the first game from here.