KEY POINTS

  • "Dying Light 2" is set 15 years after the original game 
  • The game was announced at the E3 2019 press conference
  • It is slated to release on Feb. 4

Techland, the team behind the highly anticipated title "Dying Light 2," has recently offered some new details about the upcoming action-role game.

"Dying Light 2" is set in a post-apocalyptic world infested by flesh-eating undead 15 years after the original game. The first-person game allows players to survive the hordes of infected or zombies, craft weapons and scavenge for supplies.

While the game is still a few weeks away from its official release date, game developers offered some new details about "Dying Light 2."

"To fully complete Dying Light 2 Stay Human, you'll need at least 500 hours — almost as long as it would take to walk from Warsaw to Madrid," the developers revealed on the game's official Twitter account.

Following criticisms from some fans, the account dropped a follow-up tweet, saying, "Note: It's about 100% completion rate, most of the players who are in for story and side quests will be able to complete the game quicker, it will still be a solid experience though." 

Dying Light 2 will feature a number of new factions, from authoritarian figures to bandits who are just trying to get by Dying Light 2 will feature a number of new factions, from authoritarian figures to bandits who are just trying to get by. Photo: Techland

The upcoming title is one of the most wishlisted games on Steam and based on earlier announcements and teases, it seems like a massive title. Gamers will most likely spend most of their time looking for new equipment and upgrading their character to fight the horde and survive.

The main story of the first "Dying Light" game takes at least 17.5 hours to finish and 35 hours to complete the extras included. Meanwhile, one needs 55 hours for the completionist's run. Based on the developers' recent claim about "Dying Light 2," it looks like they are not holding back on the sequel.

The teased 500 hours is most likely the developer's way of highlighting how much stuff there is in "Dying Light 2." The game was announced during the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference and was initially set to launch in the spring of 2020.

However, developers revealed in January 2020 that the game was delayed indefinitely. Rumors then surfaced in May 2020 saying the game was in a tough development stage. Techland eventually denied these claims and announced the game's release date.

"Dying Light 2" is slated to release on Feb. 4. It is expected to run on various gaming platforms including PC, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.