Techland has announced that Dying Light 2, the sequel to its open-world zombie action game from 2015 has been delayed indefinitely and will not make its originally scheduled release window of spring 2020.
“We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfil our vision,” said Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka on the game’s official Twitter account. “Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.”
Marchewka did not offer a new release date for the launch of the game though he added that the company “will have more details to share in the coming months.”
Techland has mentioned that it planned to make Dying Light 2 a cross-generational game, meaning that it will also be releasing on both the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Perhaps the delay could be due to the team focusing on next-gen developments.
Dying Light 2 is the latest to join the game delay train this January, joining the likes of Sony’s Iron Man VR, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers. Conversely, Capcom has announced that it will not be delaying the April release date for its remake of Resident Evil 3.
In any case, all that can be done now is for us to wait for more updates from Techland.
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