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Demand for Dying Light 2 turned out to be even greater than expected. Techland announced last week that it would present a progress update and invite fans to its new Discord server. So many logged on to the server during yesterday’s update that it briefly crashed. The developers assured them not to worry, as they would have it back up in around five minutes. That happened as promised, and a short video was provided.

In the update, the developers show their sense of humor as they read various tweets and comments regarding the long delayed-release of Dying Light 2. As they each take turns reading, it becomes apparent that feelings range from polite anticipation to potential rage from fans, and the team had fun with it. After a bit, they go on to explain the current path the team is on with the game.

“Ok, everyone, we’ve got a message. We understand you are curious about the game because you want Dying Light 2 to be as good as you have imagined and maybe you are even a little impatient because you have waited a long time for any news or updates.

This is a huge and complex project and we needed time to make sure it will live up to our vision. All of us here are putting our hearts into delivering a game that you will keep playing for months. We’ll be ready to start talking about Dying Light 2 very very soon. The whole team needs your trust and support as this is what motivates us, especially now when the circumstances are hard for everyone. We are proud of having such devoted fans as you no matter how you express your feelings.”

The team asked fans to be patient for just a bit longer and showed more footage from the upcoming game. It ends with ominous music, with 2021 prominently displayed. The developers finished the update by announcing a new form that fans can fill out to send questions to the team.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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