DYING LIGHT 2 Has Been Delayed as Well; More Details on the Sandbox Will Be Shared in the Coming Months
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Dying Light 2
Another video game developer has officially decided to jump on the never-ending (and slightly delayed) bandwagon — as Techland has just announced that the highly anticipated sequel to Dying Light won't launch in Spring 2020 as previously planned.
"To our dedicated Community: It was a busy year for us as we continued working on our biggest project to date. We know you are awaiting the game eagerly, and we want to deliver exactly what we promised," Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka explained in a special message to fans.
"We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information. We apologize for this unwelcome news," Marchewka added. "Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans. Please stay tuned, and thank you to our fans around the world for your continued support, patience, and understanding," the CEO concluded.
While it's a shame that Dying Light 2 won't make its previous release window, at least we know that the developer would rather spend more time on the open-world title than release it as an rough, buggy project — which unfortunately was the case with 2011's Dead Island — also made by the team at Techland.
Funnily enough, the Square Enix-published Dying Light 2 isn't even the first Polish video game that was recently delayed — as CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 met a similar (dark?) fate a mere few days ago.
Hey Survivors!— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020
Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7
It’s been 15 years since humanity lost to the virus. The last great human settlement exists within an unforgiving, infected world, plunged into a modern dark age. During the day, bandits, factions and starving survivors roam the streets scavenging for scraps - or someone to take them from, by violence if necessary. At night the infected roam free, evacuating their dark hideouts to prey on the living.
Dying Light 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam) in 2020.