Dying Light 2 has died. Well, sort of. The sequel was due to be released in the second quarter of the year, but Techland announced that it needed more time to get the game up to scratch.
Even though the game has never had an official release date, the aim was some time in the second quarter – but even that timeframe is rather broad.
The announcement was made on the game’s official Twitter profile and there is no expected release date at this stage. The statement read:
“We will have more details to share in the coming months,” the update continued, “and will get back to you as soon as we have more information. We apologise 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.”
Dying Light 2 is a role-playing horror action game which will begin 15 years after Dying Light, the original game. The game will feature a new protagonist called Aiden Caldwell.
The new lead character has some crafty parkour skills which players will be able to use for climbing or leaping from ledges and edges and navigating the city in other ways.
The game has been described as an “ambitious sequel” and will expand on the ideas and gameplay that made the first one so popular. Most notably, the “first-person parkour zombie game” so addicting to so many people.
The original was released in 2015.
Dying Light 2 is by no means the first game to be delayed in the first month of 2020. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, as well as CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077 and Sony’s Marvel’s Iron Man VR have all been pushed back.