After more than a year of silence, Dying Light 2 developer Techland has given a brief update on the game’s development, reiterating that the sequel will launch in 2021.
The development update has very little in terms of new information, with half of its runtime dedicated to a “developers read mean tweets” gag before a brief word from Techland regarding fans’ desire for new information. More is promised in the coming months, but the studio didn’t share anything regarding progress on the project today.
Instead, the update features a brief showcase of new gameplay, with short snippets and quick cuts showing off the dilapidated city you’ll get to parkour through, some of the new undead foes ready to tear you apart, and the waring human factions you’ll have to navigate around. The trailer ends with “2021”, suggesting that Techland aims to hit a release this year after delaying the game indefinitely.
It’s been a long road for Dying Light 2, after being revealed in 2018, with gameplay last shown off to press at E3 2019. Since then, the project has lost numerous key developers, before it was delayed in January 2020. Techland also came under scrutiny recently, with reports from employees painting a picture of a toxic work culture that stemmed from the leadership.
Dying Light 2 has been announced for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Techland has given no word on Xbox Series X|S or PS5 versions yet.
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