December release dates are always a bit dodgy; the games always feel like they're either going to make it or be delayed to March the following year without any in-between. Dying Light 2, originally scheduled for 7th December 2021, falls into the latter category. Techland delayed the open world zombie title to 4th February 2022 as of this morning, citing the need for more time to optimise and polish the game.
The meat of the statement issued on Twitter reads: "The team is steadily progressing with the production and the game is nearing the finish line. The game is complete and we are currently playtesting it. It is by far the biggest and most ambitious project we've ever done. Unfortunately, we've realized for us to bring the game up to the level we envision, we need more time to polish and optimize it."
It's the second official delay for Dying Light 2 after the game was pushed back indefinitely in January 2020, which was then reintroduced earlier this year. But in order to get the title up to par, Techland needs a few more months. This means the game will now release in close proximity to Elden Ring, Sifu, Saints Row, and Horizon Forbidden West.
"We are sorry to keep you all waiting a little longer, but we want the game to meet your highest expectations on release and we don't want to compromise on this." Press and content creators will apparently be able to play the game next month in a series of preview events. Had you been looking forward to playing Dying Light 2 this December? Wait a bit longer in the comments below.