We initially chose not to report on it due to some dodgy translations, but earlier today you may have picked up on some speculation that developer Techland has been having development issues with Dying Light 2. The game was delayed indefinitely earlier this year, and Polish website PolskiGameDev appeared to have the scoop on why. It talked of communication issues with narrative designer Chris Avellone, a lack of clear direction, and the uncertainty over whether or not the team had been bought by Microsoft. However, none of this actually appears to be the case. Techland PR has been quick to stamp out the unsubstantiated chatter by taking to Twitter.
Ola Sondej, senior PR manager at Techland, tweeted that the studio remains an independent developer and has not been bought by another company. Dying Light 2 also continues to be scheduled for launch on PlayStation 4.
Sondej then follows that tweet up by saying that the translations doing the rounds of PolskiGameDev's article are entirely wrong. "On that note, the translation of the Techland article floating around is totally inaccurate." Of course, a developer is never going to confirm private workplace issues are a thing in public, but the fact that PR quickly stamped this one out leads us to believe that the story is indeed wildly inaccurate.
[source twitter.com, via polskigamedev.pl]
Hot take: DL2 is much more impressive to me than CP2077.
@viciousarcanum Hotter take: The Witcher 3 isn't even that good.
@viciousarcanum @Enuo Hottest take, games are subjective.
@Enuo Oh no! Now you've done it.
There was a guy( I think he is called Tommy fisher or something like that) who claimed to have inside knowledge and he said techland had been bought by Microsoft and that remedy and housemarque had been acquired by Sony. However he also claimed ps5 would be 13 teraflops 😂 and we know now that was wrong. However i do think housemarque should be a studio sony could look into buying if they haven't already.
Thats what i wanted to hear from techland.microsoft aint buying them.heck yes.that made my day.dying light the following is amazing.really good graphics and gameplay.and story also.💖.word 😍son
Would be a dream if Techland was owned by Sony
@Enuo I’ll agree with that. Garrett walks like he has a poker up his hole
@Nyne11Tyme We need some independent publishers/developers.
@Flaming_Kaiser for sure. Im just thinking because of the budget they would receive.
First people attack Naughty Dog and now false rumors are being started about Techland... everyone needs to find something else to do during quarantine.
I still think MS bought Techland and will allow Dying Light 2 on all platforms just like with Obsidian and The Outer Worlds.
They just don’t want to announce it yet.
@TheLoCoRaven I worry about this too. I really hope Sony has something up their sleeve because Microsoft ***** slapped them with their studio acquisitions and I don’t believe they're done yet.
@ShogunRok @ShogunRok 😂😂
Can't wait for Dying Light 2.
Just completed the first one. So close to getting the platinum....hate online trophies!
@Nyne11Tyme On that point i see what you are saying.
@God_of_War_ online trophies should have zero to do with platinum unless its purely an MP game
@BamBamBaklava89 I think Sony made some acquisitions too that are not announced yet.
I think Sony grabbing Insomniac alone was a bigger deal than the MS acquisitions.
@Nyne11Tyme I completely agree.
I've got to complete 5 quests with the same 3 people...never gonna happen with a 5yr old game
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