Dying Light's bizarre delay in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East looks like it could be a big one, as Polish website Polygamia.pl is reporting that the PlayStation 4 game will not deploy until 27th February on store shelves. The title had been set to release next week, and still will digitally – but those of you holding out hope for a boxed copy will have to wait. North America will be unaffected.

According to the aforementioned website, all physical copies of the game purchased in the delayed nations will come with the 'Be the Zombie' multiplayer mode free, as an apology for the hold-up [Update: It sounds like this will actually be available free everywhere now]. This was previously planned as a pre-order bonus. As a replacement, those of you that did register your interest in the game early will get the 'Cuisine and Cargo' and 'Ultimate Survivor Bundle' expansion packs without additional charge.

We're still waiting for official confirmation from Warner Bros, so we'll follow up with the firm now, and keep you updated. Has this significant setback potentially rotted your interest in the first-person parkour release, though? Run as fast as you can in the comments section below.

Update: Warner Bros has confirmed that Dying Light's physical edition will release on 27th February in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. "Dying Light will have a digital release on the PS4 on 28th January," the firm said in a statement sent to us moments ago. "Physical copies of the game will be released in these territories on 27th February."

It continued: "All of the physical pre-ordered versions will include two DLC packs: 'Cuisine and Cargo' and 'Ultimate Survivor Bundle', free of charge. Subsequently, the 'Be the Zombie' multiplayer mode, where players take control of the Night Hunter and can invade others' games, will be now be available for free on all platforms everywhere."

[via polygamia.pl, neogaf.com]