Dying Light 2 is the long-awaited follow-up to Techland’s shockingly good zombie parkour game, and it’s going to be awaited even longer than we thought. The Dying Light 2 release date was initially set for a vague ‘spring 2020’ window, but it’s been delayed – and the studio has not detailed a new launch window for the game.
“We were initially aiming for a spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2,” Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka says, “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.”
The statement doesn’t even mention a year for the new launch of Dying Light 2, so while a 2020 release isn’t totally ruled out, you probably shouldn’t count on it. Some other major upcoming PC games have received delays over the past week, though both the Cyberpunk 2077 release date and the Avengers release date are anchored to solid positions in 2020.
There’s now a strong chance that Dying Light 2 will launch after the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft – whether that changes platform release plans or causes the game to be retooled in order to take advantage of more powerful hardware remains to be seen., but Techland already mentioned cross-gen plans last year.
Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020
Dying Light 2’s sporadic appearances over the past two years have been impressive, and the hype’s been buoyed by the involvement of writing talent like Chris Avellone and some of the Witcher 3’s most notable writers. We’ll see how it all pans out… eventually.