Dying Light 2 has been delayed. Familiar words, we’ll admit, but this time around the delay is limited to the Nintendo Switch.
The game’s development has been tumultuous to say the least with various delays and, at one point, a period when Techland wouldn’t tell us which year the zombie parkour game would see the light of day. But Dying Light 2, or Dying Light 2 Stay Human to give it its full title, has gone gold and is scheduled for a February 4th release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
So why has the Nintendo Switch version been delayed? It’s no small delay either – Techland have stated it’ll be delivered with six months of other versions. So if you’re a Switch owner dying for some free-running zombie action, you’ll have to sit there while other people dive into Dying Light 2’s open world. Assuming it’s good, that is (Dying Light certainly was) – if it’s dire you’ll have dodged a bullet.
Techland haven’t explained the delay but it’s likely because Dying Light 2’s Nintendo Switch version is cloud based. Like Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Resident Evil 7 and more, Dying Light 2 will be streamed to your console, which means you’ll need a decent connection to play it. In other words, if you were planning on taking Dying Light 2 on the go you’ll have to hang around somewhere with good wi-fi.
So it may be that Techland have been unable to get Dying Light 2 running as smoothly as they’d like on the Switch. Given how high profile Dying Light 2 is, they wouldn’t delay it unless they had a good reason. If you’re not holding out for the Switch version, you can play Dying Light 2 Stay Human when it hits PC, PlayStation and Xbox this February 4th.