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Techland opens Vancouver studio to work on Dying Light

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Polish developer Techland has established a new studio in Vancouver focused on development for its upcoming free-running zombie survival game Dying Light, reports VentureBeat.

Techland, the studio behind the Dead Island and Call of Juarez games, will call its new Canadian branch Digital Scapes Studios. The branch will be headed by managing director Marcin Chady, former technical director at Prototype developer Radical Entertainment. The studio is Techland's first in North America, with its two existing studios based in Warsaw and Wroclaw, Poland.

Digital Scapes will focus on building "key elements" for Dying Light, which is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and is slated to launch in 2014 for both current and next-generation platforms.

"Starting a studio in Canada opens up a wide range of new opportunities in the realm of game development," Techland founder Pawel Marchewka said.

"In operating our business in Vancouver area, we have access to a deep talent pool and quality of educated employees," added Chady.

For more information on Dying Light, check out our in-depth look at the title and hands-on impressions from this year's E3.