Dying Light 2 delayed from Spring 2020 release window

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Techland is the latest developer to announce a delay for their game as Dying Light 2 will no longer release in Spring 2020.

Add Dying Light 2 to the growing list of games being delayed. Seriously, there must be something in the water because over the past week, four games have been pushed back from their initial release.

It all started last week when Square Enix announced delays for both Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake, two games slated to be released in the coming weeks. Crystal Dynamics’ superhero blockbuster was pushed back a couple of months to September 4, while Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake was delayed a month and will now release on April 10.

Following this, CD Projekt Red also announced that Cyberpunk 2077, the highly anticipated sci-fi RPG, will also not be ready in time for its April release. It was pushed back to September 17.

Techland never actually had a firm release date for Dying Light 2, but it was expected to arrive at some point this Spring. That will no longer be the case as the developer claims to need “more development time to fulfill our vision.”

In a message to fans, Techland CEO Paweł Marchewka gave the typical corporate reasoning for the delay. He promised more details “in the coming months,” but offered no further information.

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A sequel to 2015’s parkour-infused, first-person action-adventure, Dying Light 2 was first announced in 2018. The franchise is set in a post-apocalyptic future where players must survive a quarantine zone that has been infected.

Dying Light was a surprise hit and its sequel looks to build on what made the predecessor such a success. Trailers and demos for Dying Light 2 look promising, so I have no problem with Techland taking any additional time needed to polish the game so that it’s the best it can be.

Thankfully, fans will be able to get their post-apocalyptic fulfillment this Spring with Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II. Let’s hope it keeps its May 29th release date.