A $10 million Spotlight Edition is available for Dying Light: The Following

By midian182
Feb 15, 2016
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  1. When zombies-and-parkour game Dying Light was released last year, it polarized opinion. It seemed the game was loved and loathed in equal measure by players, but one of the reasons why Techland’s title hit the headlines was its $380,000 Apocolypse Edition that included a full-size, custom built, zombie-proof shelter. Now, the game’s expansion, Dying Light: The Following, has upped the ante by offering a Spotlight Edition from UK retailer GAME that costs $10,000,000.

    That $10 million asking price gets you a few things - as you would expect - the most ‘valuable’ being a supporting role in Dying Light: The Movie. The pack will also include acting lessons provided by Roger Craig Smith to help you prepare for the role. Smith may not be a household name, but he has lent his voice to many video game characters, including Ezio in Assassin’s Creed and Chris Redfield in Resident Evil.

    You’ll also receive stuntman/parkour training, an off-road driving course, a personal trailer on set, an original copy of the script signed by the cast, a screening tour with first-class accommodation and flights, 10 VIP tickets for the opening night, and an FX makeup session. Additionally, you’ll get to provide the voice of Kyle Crane in a special edition of Dying Light; although I’m not sure what happens if the person who buys this Spotlight Edition turns out to be female.

    You would expect that 10 million dollars would get you quite a few copies of the game as well, maybe to give out to all your friends and family, but no - you only get four. They are, however, signed by the development team, which obviously makes them worth the money.

    “Dying Light is one of the most exciting survival games around and what’s more – it’s Oscar season so what better time than now to head to the Hollywood hills,” GAME UK retail MD Charlotte Knight said.

    “We know our community like to get in character and will have no doubt been inspired by the leading actors on the big screen – so this is a really exciting opportunity for any gamer wanting to hit the silver screen in style.”

    The whole thing is, of course, more of a publicity stunt than anything else – there’s not even a guarantee that the movie will be made unless someone helps fund it by buying the Spotlight Edition. But any multi-millionaire gaming fans looking to break into the acting world may consider this package a pretty good deal.

    Check out the (quite sweary) teaser trailer for Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition in the video below.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,420   +470

    I'm more interested in the custom zombie proof bunker... but that's just me. Having the money now, maybe you could get something awesome'er, but not paying the big bucks for the game awesome :p
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,372   +2,164

    "Smith may not be a household name, but he has lent his voice to many video game characters, including Ezio in Assassin’s Creed and Chris Redfield in Resident Evil."

    ...and remember, when you punch the boulder, make sure to focus your gaze on the center of the rock and project pure determination. You may have an urge to laugh: resist it.
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,140   +481

    I'm sorry but this kind of crap just ticks me off. The $10 mill thing that is.

    Even if I did have that kind of money, I don't think I would waste it on something like that.
  5. Wonder if they will accept GTA dollars.
    They must just send me their save and I will give them a billion $,with one stipulation,
    I want to be the director.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    People will waste money on all sorts of garbage.
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,420   +470

    This is what ticks me off :p If there is someone out there that can and will pay that money for whatever they are offering, good for them!

    Why get mad on things you can't change? :)
  8. Hammayon

    Hammayon TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +13

    Who has 10 million just lying around. Billionaires probably. They could probably make their own movie instead of being cast in a "supporting" role in this one.

    How about a cool ultimate edition for $100 instead?
  9. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,140   +481

    Do you really want to see Donald Trump? XD
  10. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 299   +152

    Those Editions exist purely for the purpose of journalists like You to write abour it and give them viral publicity, Sukazz!
    BMfan likes this.
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,372   +2,164

    I like stuff like this. That $10m goes to pay the hundreds of people involved with the project. Not money wasted at all.

    Just ask 38 Studios what the other side of the fence looks like.
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,372   +2,164

    Make Hollywood great again!
    stewi0001 and Kibaruk like this.
  13. MisterV

    MisterV TS Rookie

    Hang on a minute, I think they are missing something.
    Where's the Lamborghini Huracan / Mclaren 650S / Ferrari F12 supercar that you should get FOR SPENDING 10 MILLION BUCKS!
    Oh, and it's not like Dying Light: The Movie is the most hotly anticipated movie of all time or anything.
    When it does come out, would probably be average at best.
    Perhaps if they offered you a part in the next Star Wars film...

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