Techland has relayed the unfortunate news that its upcoming Dying Light sequel, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, has suffered a delay. The survival horror action game was originally slated for release on December 7, 2021, but it has been moved to next year. Dying Light 2 will now release on February 4, 2022.
Techland CEO Pawet Marchewka revealed the news on Twitter with a letter to fans that explained the reason for Dying Light 2’s delay. Not surprisingly, Dying Light 2 is being pushed back because the team needed more time to polish and optimize the game.
Update regarding release date. pic.twitter.com/xAx1RMbw0X— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) September 14, 2021
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 the 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 sorry 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 deeper 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.
Originally announced at E3 2018, Dying Light 2: Stay Human is a direct sequel to the open-world original that will take players to The City, “mankind’s last stronghold in the fight against the virus.” Players will be able to utilize various parkour skills and tools such as a grappling hook to navigate around their zombie-infested surroundings. The game will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.