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Dying Light 2 has been delayed – Dark days are ahead

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Dying Light 2 – The dead won’t be rising this spring.
Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 is the latest game to push back its release date this month. Following Cyberpunk 2077 and Avenger’s delays. Techland was planning to get its undead sequel out the door in spring. But today the studio announced that it needed more time to fulfil its vision.

Dying Light 2, Techland’s follow-up to its open-world zombie action game from 2015, has been pushed back. The Polish publisher announced on Monday that the sequel will not make its originally scheduled release window of spring 2020.

Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka

“We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision, Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.” Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka

The statement from Techland did not offer a new time frame for Dying Light 2’s launch, with Marchewka saying instead that the company “will have more details to share in the coming months.” The studio previously said that it has always planned to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generation game. It is currently in development on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

It’s been a rough January for delays, although all four of the games that were pushed back last week. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, as well as CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077 and Sony’s Marvel’s Iron Man VR were far enough along that their respective publishers were able to give concrete revised release dates.

Techland announced Dying Light 2’s spring 2020 release window back in June, at E3 2019. The studio revealed the project one year prior at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference. Renowned RPG writer Chris Avellone introducing the title as something that would expand on the original game. Original game’s first-person parkour gameplay with a new focus on story. For more on Techland’s plans, read our impressions piece from E3 2019.

“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 apologies for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.”

Unfortunately, there’s no new release window yet. So we’ll have to wait to find out when we can start putting the undead back in the ground.

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