Dying Light 2 delayed until February as Techland apologise to fans

Dying Light 2 – not a 2021 release (pic; Techland)

Another major game has been delayed until next year, with Techland forced to break their promise that Dying Light 2 will be out in 2021.

In thoroughly unsurprising news, developer Techland has announced the delay of Dying Light 2 from December until February 4 next year.

No specific reason was given for the delay but no doubt it’s the pandemic that’s to blame, although officially Techland are merely saying that they need more time to ‘polish and optimise’ the game.

‘We are sorry to keep you all waiting a little longer, but we want the game to meet your highest expectations on release and we don’t want to compromise on this’, said CEO Pawel Marchewka in a statement.

In the meantime, Techland is promising that press will get a chance to preview the game next month, on PC and console, which will be the first time anyone outside of the developer has been able to play it, and the first time we’ve seen it in the flesh since E3 2019.

It did look very promising at that stage but that was a long while ago and a lot has happened in that time, including the exit of the game’s narrative lead and art director earlier this year.

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Dying Light 2 is hardly the first 2021 game to be delayed into 2022 and it’s unlikely to be the last. In fact, there’s been so many delays that early next year is starting to look unusually busy.

January and February are usually quiet months for new releases but already scheduled for those months are Elden Ring, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Horizon Forbidden West, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, and Saints Row. Although, of course, there’s no guarantee they won’t be delayed again…

Dying Light: Stay Human will launch on February 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Update regarding release date. pic.twitter.com/xAx1RMbw0X

— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) September 14, 2021

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