Despite reports to the contrary, Dying Light 2 is still moving forward as planned.
Ola Sondej, the senior PR manager at developer Techland, stated on Twitter that the game is "moving forward" and is in "good shape." This is in response to a report that surfaced on Polski Gamedev that claimed the production was in trouble.
The report is written in Polish, so it's tough to gauge exactly what is says (no Polish people on staff here, unfortunately). However, it basically cites multiple anonymous sources from inside Techland that say the team is running into some problems. They talk about things like executive intervention and clashes between higher-ups. It also seemed to confirm long-standing rumors that the studio would be acquired by Microsoft.
Sondej wrote on Twitter that the game is still in the works and that any statements about a Microsoft acquisition are false.
In case you guys wondered, Techland was not acquired by another publisher. We're still an independent studio, and will deliver Dying Light 2 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.In case you guys wondered, Techland was not acquired by another publisher. We're still an independent studio, and will deliver Dying Light 2 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.— Ola Sondej (@olasondej) May 6, 2020May 6, 2020
While I have your attention, development of Dying Light 2 is moving forward, the game's in good shape (and in good hands), so worry not. It IS coming.While I have your attention, development of Dying Light 2 is moving forward, the game's in good shape (and in good hands), so worry not. It IS coming.— Ola Sondej (@olasondej) May 6, 2020May 6, 2020
There's been a lot of questions surrounding Dying Light 2, which was delayed back in January with no new release window announced. There also hasn't been any news from developer Techland on the situation. The current pandemic, which has been delaying a lot of games, could also be a factor. The Polski Gamedev article says it's unlikely to release in 2020, which seems likely.
There is a DLC for the first Dying Light, called Hellraid, that is set to hit this summer if you need more new content.
In the meantime, you can check out our preview of the game from Gamescom 2018, and if the final product is anything like the preview, the zombie parkour game is set to dazzle.
You can also still pre-order Dying Light 2, although as we've noted, there's no release date for it yet.
Dying Light 2
For when it comes out
Dying Light 2 takes the parkour zombie fighting system of the first game and greatly expands it. There's no set release window for the game, but you can still pre-order.
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