The sequel to the popular zombie survival game Dying Light has been delayed from its original release date of January, 2019 to early 2022.
Dying Light 2 has been delayed to early 2022. The game was originally scheduled for a release in 2019, but the developers decided to give themselves more time so they can make it as good as possible.
After all, Dying Light 2 will not be released until 2021. The action-adventure survival horror game has been postponed until February 4, 2022, according to creator Techland, so that the team can polish and optimize the final product.
On Twitter, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka apologized to fans, but said that the team aims to provide the greatest possible experience for people who have waited so long for Dying Light 2. Marchewka also praised supporters for their patience, promising further information and media previews for the game in September and October, respectively.
Good day, everyone!
We have some exciting news to share with you today about the development of Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
Our company’s aim has always been to establish open and honest contact with our community, fans, and gamers. We try to improve in this area every day.
The crew is making steady progress with the production, and the game is approaching its conclusion. We’ve finished the game and are now playtesting it. It is, without a doubt, our largest and most ambitious endeavor to yet. Unfortunately, we’ve discovered that polishing and optimizing the game to the level we want would take more time.
As a result, we’ve decided to push the release date out to February 4, 2022.
We apologize for making you wait a bit longer, but we want the game to live up to your greatest expectations when it comes out, and we won’t compromise on that.
You won’t have to wait long to get a thorough look at Dying Light 2 Stay Human. During a series of preview events across the globe next month, both journalists and content producers will get their hands on PC and console versions of the game. They’ll be able to tell you about their adventures in The City.
Meanwhile, we’d want to express our gratitude to all of our fans across the globe; without your support and input, we would not have made it this far on our trip.
We’ll be preparing to reveal some exciting news regarding the game later this month, in addition to our usual updates.
Always remember to be safe and human.
There has been an update on the release date. pic.twitter.com/xAx1RMbw0X
September 14, 2021 — Dying Light (@DyingLightGame)
Setbacks and delays are nothing new for Dying Light 2. The game was announced during E3 2019 and is expected to be released in 2020. Dying Light 2 was postponed again just a few months later, despite giving media previews that year. In January 2020, it was announced that the game will be postponed indefinitely, with Techland citing the desire to create the greatest possible experience for gamers.
Techland released a development update on Dying Light 2 earlier this year, breaking an almost year-long quiet on the game. Prior to this latest delay, it was announced that it will be released on December 7, 2021. Techland has released a lot of video since then, including an almost 20-minute development and systems breakdown at Gamescom 2021.