"Dying Light" is receiving its first standalone expansion pack called "The Following" sometime during the first quarter of 2016. The open world first person survival game has been devoid of any new content since the game's last DLC "The Bozak Horde" which was released in May 2015. Fans of the game are excited about the upcoming expansion pack as developer Techland promised that the coming expansion will be as big as all the maps in the original game and its DLCs combined. According to an IGN report, however, this new content will be costing gamers $5 more than the original price.
The report said that developer Techland released a press release explaining the price hike, which not only goes for the DLC pack, but also for the game's Season Pass. Originally, "The Following" was priced at $15 for the standalone pack. The new price for the expansion pack is now pegged at $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. The impact of this price increase on the Season Pass will take effect on December 8, where it will now be selling for $29.99/€29.99/£23.99, up by $10 from the original $19.99 price. Those who have previously purchased the Season Pack do not need to pay extra, while those who wish to avail of the pass for the current price are urged to make the purchase before December 8.
Techland cited that the reason for their decision to increase the price is "the increased scale of the project." They said in their press release: "Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready." When they started polishing it, they realized that it had so much content that it could even be developed into a standalone title for the series, but they decided against it because it meant making their fans wait.
According to an earlier IGN report, "The Following" features a new story campaign which will bring protagonist Kyle Crane to a new outback area occupied by cultists who are involved in the zombie outbreak. Player must join the cult and gain their trust so that they can get pertinent information about the cult and their involvement in the outbreak.