Producer Tymon Smektala explained their decision behind this release window:
So since Gamescom 2015, we revealed quite a bit about our upcoming expansion: the vast countryside map, the customizable dirt buggy, a new story, and more. What we couldn’t say before though, was the release date. Today we finally know that Dying Light: The Following will launch within the first three months of 2016.
This gives us enough time to put in all the content and surprises we have planned for you guys. So keep your eyes peeled for some sneak peeks into what we have in the works for you all. And we promise to share the exact day of release as soon as we get a final decision.
The Following will be priced at $14.99, with Season Pass holders getting it for free.
If you’ve yet to play Dying Light, it’s on sale until October 20 through the PlayStation Store in North America.