Technland has revealed that Dying Light 2 has been delayed, moving it from its Spring 2020 release window. No release window has been outlined, but, Techland has stated it is still in development.
It seems that 2020 has been full of delays as of recent. Final Fantasy VII has been pushed back into April, Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back to September, and Marvel’s Avengers is another one to have been pushed into later 2020, allowing each game to have a bit more time in the cooker in preparation for next-gen consoles.
In an unfortunate bit of news, Techland’s CEO, Pawel Marchewka, confirmed the infinite delay: “We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately, we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information.
We apologize for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.”
As part of the delay, the team has reaffirmed their stance that Dying Light 2 will be a cross-gen title, allowing both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to play with their next-gen counterparts when the game officially launches. Sony and Microsoft have both confirmed that their consoles will be launching in time for the holiday season later this year.
Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020
While the news of the delay is saddening, it is worth remembering that Shigeru Miyamoto said it best: “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”
We’ll keep you updated when more information or updates regarding the future of Dying Light 2 is released by Techland themselves.
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