Techland have issued an update about Dying Light 2 and it’s pretty disappointing.
That’s not to say Dying Light 2 is confirmed cancelled, but the update video, released yesterday on Twitter and the official Dying Light YouTube channel, tells us next to nothing.
Dying Light 2, in case you missed the kerfuffle, is an upcoming zombie-bashing first-person parkour game, the sequel (no surprise there) to 2015’s Dying Light. It was announced in 2018 but its development has been troubled, with lead director and writer leaving Pawel Selinger leaving the company last year. Another writer, Chris Avellone, also left the project though in this case it was down sexual misconduct allegations.
And now, after the game being indefinitely delayed in January, this new video reveals.. next to nothing. There’s a brief glimpse of gameplay at the end of it, with ‘2021’ flashing up, suggesting that the company plans to release the game this year. But that’s at odds with the rest of the video, which consists of developers Techland reading mean tweets (and in one case, forgetting to look at the camera) then stating:
“We’ll be ready to talk about Dying Light 2 very very soon.”
We’ve said we’re fine waiting a little longer for a game to be finished, but this video does little to clarify Dying Light 2’s questionable status. We’d be very surprised if it actually saw the, er, light of day in 2021.