Dying Light 2 Delayed

Dying Light 2 Delayed

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The spring launch window for video games continues its weeks-long clearing today as Techland has announced a delay for their upcoming open-world zombie RPG, Dying Light 2. As usual, the developer cited more time in the studio being needed to fulfill their vision for what the game should be.

No new release date has yet been mentioned, though the game never had a specific one to begin with. Originally it was circling the vague spring 2020 window, but now we likely shouldn't expect it for some time after that given the studio's reluctance to put any sort of range on its new arrival time. You can read their full statement below.

Dying Light 2 is the sequel to 2015's Dying Light, which itself grew out of Techland's previous IP, Dead Island. When Techland left the publisher, they went on to make a game similar to Dead Island but with a strong focus on parkour movement abilities and verticality. Dying Light earned "Fair" reviews with a 73 average from 105 critics. The game enjoyed a successful soft relaunch with its major expansion, Dying Light: The Following, and did better critically, now averaging an 82.

Hands-on previews of Dying Light 2 have been extremely positive thus far and many journalists have noted the sequel's grand ambition. Techland boasts that a single playthrough will only let players see about half the game given the choice-driven narrative that may drastically alter the story.

Dying Light 2 joins a long list of recently delayed games and we likely aren't done yet. Other recent delays have come in the form of Final Fantasy 7 Remake moving to April, Cyberpunk 2077 and Marvel's Avengers both moving to September, and Iron Man VR moving to May. For now, the spring season still plays host to some major titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, DOOM Eternal, Resident Evil 3, Bleeding Edge, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

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