When Techland’s new zombie game Dying Light shipped last week, enthusiastic gamers flew right into creating mods for the open-world game. The developer’s initial response was reportedly less than warm, but let’s put the emphasis on “initial.” Now Techland says a full suite of Dying Light modding tools is on the way – and the company wants gamers’ help deciding what to include.
According to a statement from Techland, “many PC players have already been creating mods that alter and revamp the game. At Techland, we want to see more! As a sandbox game, Dying Light is a perfect material for modding. This is why we are currently working on free and extensive modding tools for the game. And we want players to tell what they would like to see. We’re inviting all Dying Light players to visit our official discussion board and share their mod ideas – no matter how crazy – with us.”
Gamers last week had reported being hit with DMCA complains from Techland after streaming the game online and uploading gameplay sessions to YouTube. Techland’s launch of a modding forum this week implies those complaints were more related to “slow down and give us time” than they were to any sincere complaints over copyright.
The company’s statement continues: “Modders were a massive part of our gaming community since Call of Juarez 2 and Dead Island — and we wish to continue that with Dying Light. This invitation is only the first stage of our cooperation with the gaming community. After the modding tools are released, we plan to actively support the coolest mods created by players.
“We want to give creative freedom to the players to help keep Dying Light fresh and interesting even many years after their release. We want to thank players for the support they have shown us and are looking forward to their ideas where Dying Light can go from here.”
So there you have it. If you have ideas about the Dying Light modding tools you’d like to see, head over to Techland’s official forum linked above to share your thoughts. The modding tools appear to be focused on PC for now, though seeing how the Xbox One and PS4 have progressed, it may just be a matter of time before we see the tools offered as DLC on the consoles as well. If you want to see that, let Techland know.