News: Dying Light 2 delay is “unwelcome news,” says Techland
Techland has chosen to delay Dying Light 2 out of spring of this year, so that the game “lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.”
Here’s the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020
The announcement came through the official Dying Light Twitter account, and the developer expressed that it’s been grappling with its “biggest project to date.” Techland has been keen to show off the determinant decisions coming to Dying Light 2, and how these will affect the environments in The City. Moreover, the hero of the sequel is infected, which has offered a whole new experience managing his condition while trying to survive it. And, the game would enjoy four years’ worth of DLC, while the developer continues to support Dying Light 1. “We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision,” said the studio.
No new release date or window have been provided at the time of writing. “We apologise for this unwelcome news,” added Techland, and thanked fans for their patience. “Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.” Dying Light 2 joins Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers as titles that will miss their original release windows. Delays are ultimately a positive thing, as they let the teams work under lessened pressure to produce the game, and avoid overwork and its repercussions. However, CD Projekt Red’s “precious months” to complete Cyberpunk 2077 will still cause crunch, sadly.
Dying Light 2 will be released on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, with the possibility of a next-generation release too.