Dying Light 2 has been postponed until next year.
Techland’s zombie-slaying sequel was originally scheduled to release on December 7 this year, after having already been delayed past the original early 2020 window given at E3 2018. That’s no longer the case, with CEO Pavel Marchevka saying the team needed more time to “polish and optimize” the game.
“The team continues to move forward with production and the game nears the finish line. The game is complete and we are currently testing it,” Marchevka wrote in a statement. “This is by far the biggest and most ambitious project we have ever undertaken. Unfortunately, we have felt that it is up to us to bring the game to the level we envision, we need to polish and optimize it and Need time
Update on release date. pic.twitter.com/xAx1RMbw0XSeptember 14, 2021
“We’re sorry to make you all wait a while, but we want the game to meet your highest expectations upon release and we don’t want to compromise on that.”
Dying Light 2 is now set to release on February 4, 2022. While it’s always a disappointing thing to see games delayed, it’s only an extra two months and it’s expected that the studio will need extra time to add any finishing touches. It’s all too common at this point to see major games delayed this year, and Dying Light 2 likely won’t be the last 2021 release to be pushed back a bit. On the bright side, it’s making for a frighteningly steep 2022.