KEY POINTS

  • "Dying Light 2" will now release on Feb. 4, 2022
  • Techland said it wanted to spend more time polishing the game
  • There will be multiple preview events in the coming months

Unfortunately for zombie fans, Techland’s “Dying Light 2” has been delayed to next year to give the developers more time to polish the game before its debut.

The game was originally slated for a Dec. 7 release, but according to Kotaku, Techland moved the release date to Feb. 4, 2022.

“Dying Light 2” has been gaining more traction online lately after the developers released several trailers showcasing the game’s enemy types and the revamped parkour and combat system.

Techland has also been more active when it comes to communicating with its fanbase compared to the past few years. Due to the developers’ silence over the game’s production, fans speculated that “Dying Light 2” had been stuck in development hell since it was initially teased during E3 2019.

Dying Light 2 - Good night and good luck Good night, and good luck Photo: Techland

In their most recent announcement to the fans, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka said that “Dying Light 2” is already complete and that they are already in the playtesting phase. However, he noted that the game is currently below the quality standard that they had envisioned for it.

Content creators and members of the press will soon be able to play a preview version of the game. Marchewka said that they will host a number of preview events across the globe to give players a glimpse of how the game feels through sources they trust most.

Marchewka also noted that there will be some more exciting news about “Dying Light 2” later this month, but he did not give any specifics as to what this could be.

“Dying Light 2” is an upcoming RPG that blends survival, action and horror in a post-apocalyptic zombie game. Players will take the role of Aiden Caldwell, a wanderer who got tangled deep within the many conflicts surrounding one of the few remaining human settlements after the world was engulfed in a cataclysmic zombie outbreak.

The game retains much of its predecessor’s overall tone and style, from the open-world exploration to the acrobatic movement and combat, but Techland stated that “Dying Light 2” is much more ambitious. Every decision players make will have an impact on how the story unfolds and the city itself will drastically change depending on which human faction gets the upper hand.