Dying Light 2: Stay Human will no longer release this December.
In a statement emailed to press, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka has explained that Dying Light 2 will now released on 4th February 2022. The reason? The team needs more time to “polish and optimise” the game. Understandable, given the challenging working conditions Covid-19 has brought about in the last 18 months.
The full statement reads as follows:
“Today, we have important news to share with you about the development progress of Dying Light 2: Stay Human.
It has always been our company’s goal to build transparent and honest communication with our community, fans, and gamers. Every day, we strive to grow in this element.
The team is steadily progressing with the production and the game is nearing the finish line. The game is complete and we are currently playtesting it. It is by far the biggest and most ambitious project we’ve ever done. Unfortunately, we’ve realised for us to bring the game to the level we envision, we need more time to polish and optimise it.
That is why we have decided to move the release date to February 4th, 2022.
We are sorry to keep you all waiting a little longer, but we want the game to meet your highest expectations on release and don’t want to compromise this.
However, you won’t have to wait too long to get a deeper look at Dying Light 2: Stay Human. Next month, both press and content creators will get their hands on PC and console versions of the game during the upcoming series of preview events around the world. They’ll be able to share their experiences of The City with you.
In the meantime, we would like to thank all of our fans around the world – without your support and feedback, we would never have come so far on this journey.
In addition to our regular updates, we’ll be gearing up to share some exciting news about the game later this month.
Stay Safe and Stay Human.”
Any delay at this point is understandable as developers across the globe have had huge challenges to face when it comes to managing work flow. We’re excited to see how the game turns out, and an extra two months of waiting will hopefully be worth it.
Dying Light 2 will be in good company in February: Horizon Forbidden West and Saints Row are both scheduled to release in the same month. It’ll be a good month for gamers, all going well.