The study says there is no chance of seeing another date change in the game, which will no doubt arrive in early 2022.
The development of Dying Light 2 has suffered several delays since it was announced at E3 2018 – too soon, according to Techland itself – with spring 2020. It was delayed indefinitely, reappeared this year to arrive in 2021 and was delayed until February 4. The first quarter of 2022 already has major releases planned, and players feared that Dying Light 2 would suffer one more date change. Still, lead designer Tymon Smektala has assured us that there is “absolutely no chance” of another delay.
In an interview with MP1ST, Smektala responds directly about that fear of another delay: ” The game will be released next year in February, it is what we are focused on and what we are working on. There is no possibility of that happening [another change of date]”.
“The game has many variations, and some are drastically different, so you have to check each game, not just 1000 times but 1000 times multiplied by the number of variations in the game. That is why the delays and being our ‘baby.’ It’s our license; the studio owns it. We know we can’t release a game if it’s not ready for release.” Techland knows the delay is disappointing but is better “than having a game that wasn’t ready to go on sale in the first place.”
This week we have played Dying Light 2, and we tell you that the sequel “promises a scenario, The City, which is an absolute pleasure to explore thanks to the improved parkour system and the care of its design. While it could do with a few tweaks here and there, the combat system is fun and visceral. How the experience changes between travelling the world by day or at night is very interesting. It is a colourful and immersive game even though it is not the audiovisual show that the trailers promised us. But without a doubt, what makes us look forward to February 4 is its mission design (at least the main ones) thanks to its variety of situations, its characters, very well-written dialogues and decisions that they unleash unpredictable consequences in many cases. “