Developer Techland has announced that Dying Light 2: Stay Human has sold 5 million copies within the first month of launch. A Tweet from the developer says the sales milestone was hit as of February 28.
Dying Light 2 is a direct sequel to the 2015 survival horror game, which has gone on to sell over 20 million copies across its lifetime. Although Dying Light 2 had a rocky development cycle, with two different delays, it seems like the sequel is still a fairly big hit. The game launched in February to fairly strong reviews, despite a variety of bugs, with it currently sitting at a 76 on Metacritic.
It’s a strong start for Dying Light 2 that could grow substantially considering Techland has already laid out a years-long DLC plan for the game. A post-launch roadmap details a bit of the timeline, with the first story DLC set to arrive sometime in June 2022, while the months leading up to that are adding on new challenges, mutated infected events, and more. Over the next five years, Techland plans to deliver a second story DLC, new weapons, new enemies, new stories, new events, and more. You can see the full details on the official website.
While Dying Light 2 is technically a sequel, players can jump into the game without any knowledge of the first. There are some tenuous connections, but the game features a brand-new protagonist and setting, and quickly gets players up to speed with the necessary events. Here’s the game’s official description from its Steam page “The virus won and civilization has fallen back to the Dark Ages. The City, one of the last human settlements, is on the brink of collapse. Use your agility and combat skills to survive, and reshape the world. Your choices matter.”
Dying Light 2: Stay Human is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.