Techland, the developer of Dying Light 2, has confirmed that an announcement is coming this week – but don’t get too excited as it won’t be a release date!
Taking to Twitter with the news, the official Dying Light 2 page shared the following: “We’ve got a few words to share with you about the Dying Light 2 development process. Be sure to be with us next Wednesday [March 17].“
Sadly for those expecting a release date, we won’t be getting one during this Dying Light 2 announcement. Over on Discord, a Techland dev told fans to rein in their expectations, confirming we won’t see a release date [via TwistedVoxel].
“Honestly, to keep the expectations in tact [sic] I can say already that there won’t be a release date announcement, but there will be more than simple ‘the development is going smoothly,’ ” said the developer.
At least we know not to get too excited…I guess.
Dying Light 2 is the sequel to the 2015 original Dying Light, which is set in a Middle-Eastern fictional city called Harran. Dying Light 2 is an open-world, first-person survival game with a difference.
While players were able to fight off the undead with a firearm and melee combat, they were also encouraged to run the rooftops using parkour to hopefully avoid a conflict, either from zombies or human AI.
This post-apocalyptic horror title may have gotten a while to get used to, but once you clicked with its gameplay mechanics and how it was intended to be played, Dying Light was a cracking game.
It also used a dynamic day/night cycle which had more zombies appear during the day. If you ventured out during the night, you’d encounter fewer but even deadlier zombie types. This element really did emphasize player choice by contemplating risk over reward.
When Dying Light 2 was announced at E3 2018, fans were rightfully excited for the sequel, as it promised everything we loved about the original game and then some.
Then at E3 2019, we even got another look at Dying Light 2, this time with an extended gameplay demonstration. The game was looking great!
Sadly, however, not long after E3 2019, Dying Light 2 was delayed and it wouldn’t be the last time the game would be pushed back.
In fact, Dying Light 2 was getting delayed that often, fans were worried that the title had entered the dreaded development hell, something that the developers at Techland denied.
Hopefully we’ll get some positive news this March 17th!
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