The curse of 2014 shuffles on, as physical copies of Dying Light have been delayed in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Speculation was rife yesterday regarding a global setback, but we couldn't sniff out a firm source. Fortunately, a spokesperson on Facebook has explained that this only applies to retail copies of the release for now.

"As physical production has a longer lead time than digital there is some delay in the aforementioned territories," the company said. "We will share information on the availability of physical copies as soon as it is confirmed." It doesn't appear that North America will be affected at all, while digital copies will be available everywhere from 27th January.

Of course, this isn't ideal, as prices in the PlayStation Store are significantly higher than their retail counterparts – especially in Europe. Amazon.co.uk is still showing the game's launch date as 30th January here in Britain, so it's unclear whether this setback will hurt all nations. Either way, Warner Bros needs to get this game out now – its promotional parkour video hit BBC's homepage this week.

[via facebook.com]