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.
It’s a shame that they couldn’t get it out before the new year, I worry that it’ll be kinda buried in that new release date.
The timing of this delay is weird to me. I feel like they'll lose a lot of day one buyers because of the other big name games coming out around that time. Maybe they should've delayed it just a little longer to get away from those other games' releases so it doesn't get buried.
I'd rather release late than rush a game out with bugs.
Feb next year’s looking stacked
Im enjoying dying light the following.which is amazing game. So they can take theyre time.kyle crane is one of the best protagonist of all times.word up son
Going against some rough competition there and can't keep delaying as the first half of 2022 is packed with games.
If they need more time then by all means. Only problem is when do I buy this now. Elden Ring followed by Horizon FW, the Tiny Tina spinoff, GT7, Forspokenz etc. Not to mention pc games as well haha.
I don't know if it was intentional, but I see what you did with the subtitle
That sucks, that’s the biggest game of the year for me. Man, February is now loaded with that and Horizon.
Off topic, I’m having a good time with Deathloop.
A horror game with Zombies/Infected does seem more at home in Q3/Q4. Cold weather, dark nights. It’s like if someone released a game about Christmas in Spring or Summer. Totally different mood. Well, you know what I mean...
It will probably be delayed again anyway.
With Elden ring Jan
And HZD Feb
The game has dropped off my list for a while now.
Ohh ffs 🤦 wanted to lop the heads off some zombies for christmas.
what a waste, this game will be in limbo forever like dead island 2 🙄
Insert Miyamoto quote here. A buggy/unpolished game at launch doesn't look good.
Im either gonna laugh and be super disappointed cause it's Cyberpunk all over again or be genuinely surprised that it's actually that polished and isn't a big lie.
Polish devs need to polish it even better.
February is going to be a big month for new games
Game of Delay edition
Well that sucks. One of my most anticipated games (loved the first).
Not a problem, take the time you need to polish the game, and eliminate the need for crunch. There are a kajillion games to play—we will survive!
Will 2022 will be one of the best year for gaming? It seems all the big titles is delayed to 2022
Also after cyberpunk 2077 I don't think any gamers will complain about delays again, lol.
Ah I had this pre ordered and was looking forward to playing it on the dark December nights. At least in February we have horizon and this so something to look forward to. Fingers crossed no more delays (for either game)
Hahaha, called it
Yeah in and around Feb is so stacked that they’d be better off delaying it a few more months into the summer.
Well, that kills any chance of me playing it for launch. Cancelled my pre-order. I’m not getting to it in the timeframe between Arceus and Horizon. Oh well, it’ll be on sale by summer time anyway
Wow that's a bummer. After all this time still a delay. But yeah better this than a buggy game.
I was looking forward to this being my 'Christmas holiday period' game but ah well. Its at least good to hear that the game is finished
Awww man. Was supposed to be a xmas gift for me. But as long as this means that the game will not be broken on release. Then we can’t complain.
Mad they’re still onboard with content creators getting access next month even with previews though?
Goddamn it! Was REALLY looking forward to Dying Light 2 in December, granted I'm glad they're taking the time to ensure the game is polished, but still this news is a real bummer.
Question for those who played the first Dying Light, did anyone encounter a nasty bug where upon loading the game up again, you lost all your skills, weapons, blueprints, collectibles etc. and your character was reduced back to Level 1, but your progress through the story remained? Did anyone else experience this? Or was I one of the few unlucky buggers that did, still remember that day and how absolutely furious I was.
This game has been through so much churn, really not sure how it will come together.
I do wonder why companies when they delay games decide to subsequently launch in overly busy months - they would have been better pushing this to April or May. This will sadly be buried amongst the crowd in Feb - nothing against the delay. If it needs it, it needs it. But February makes little financial sense
Same month as Horizon, Sifu and Saints Row. So far anyway. Looks like February is a busy month but i may have to hold off on this in favor of Horizon
@JustPlainLoco I def did not have this happen to me. Sucks that it happened for you buddy.
@Cyrus29 - Thanks, almost wanted to quit the game after that, glad I didn't.
RIP Dying Light 2, no way will it survive with both Horizon: Forbidden West and Saints Row 2022 also releasing in February.
not a good idea to push so close to other great game releases.
they never thought that through
@KidBoruto They will be fine but dare to dream negatively it suits you.
Whatever it takes team there are plenty of us that not only enjoy the game but appreciate the free content you have continued to provide on the first one. Other companies would have walked away from that long ago but you have stuck with it attempting to do something for those that purchased from you. Thanks for all that you do to support past games and provide future releases in the best possible form.
@CynicalGamer There' not a game on that list that will be better or have better support and content released in the future. Waste your money on one of them first you will be the one that that pays the price as they will sell the game with or without you.
@ruralamerican Lol mate. Most of the games are from series that did well so worth the hype. But any game can be overhyped based on previous games. Including Dying Light 2. It's a a wait and see game. Also please note that just because a game gets support for years, does not make it better by default. I always wait for reviews anyway. Maybe Dying Light will review better. Let's see. Cheers.
Take all the time you need!
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