Techland wants a little more time to polish and optimize Dying Light 2 before setting it loose.

Dying Light 2 Delayed to Early 2022

Techland wants a little more time to polish and optimize Dying Light 2 before setting it loose.

Dying Light 2 won’t release in 2021 after all. That’s according to developer Techland, who said that the action-adventure survival horror game has been delayed to February 4, 2022, so that the team can further polish and optimize the final product. 

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Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka apologized to fans on Twitter but said that the team wants to deliver the best experience possible for those that have already waited so long for Dying Light 2. Marchewka also thanked fans for their patience and teased upcoming news about and media previews for the game set for sometime in September and October respectively.

Hello Everyone, 

Today, we have important news to share with you about the development progress on 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 realized for us to bring the game to the level we envision, we need more time to polish and optimize it. 

That is why we have decided to move the release date to February 4th, 2022.

We are sorrey to keep you all waiting a little longer, but we want the game to meet your highest expectations on release and we don’t want to compromise on this. 

However, you won’t have to wait too long to get a deep 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.

Dying Light 2 is no stranger to setbacks and delays. The game was unveiled at E3 2019 and was slated to release sometime in 2020. Despite providing media previews that year, Dying Light 2 was delayed again only a few months later. New came in January 2020 that the game was delayed indefinitely, with Techland also referencing the desire to provide the best experience for players possible. 

Earlier this year, Techland broke its nearly year-long silence on Dying Light 2 with a developer update. It was later revealed that it would release on December 7, 2021, before this latest delay. Since then, Techland has shared a a good deal of footage, including a nearly 20-minute development and systems breakdown at Gamescom 2021.


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