They're now "so close to realising our initial vision" with unprecedented freedom of movement in Dying Light that they couldn't stop before achieving it. It's a real 'game changer'.
Techland also confirm that Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are still in the works alongside PC, Xbox One and PS4. The studio's other project - Hellraid - was also delayed recently.
"We know you've been waiting on a Dying Light release date for quite some time now. After careful consideration, we have decided to release our upcoming game in February 2015," Techland explained.
"When we started the development of Dying Light, we were committed to innovation. We wanted to give you a freedom of movement unprecedented in open world games. After many improvements and months of hard work, we have now come so close to realising our initial vision we feel we cannot stop before it is ready."
"We believe the Natural Movement element of our game will change what you expect from the genre, and we don't want to sacrifice any of its potential by releasing too early. This quality-focused thinking underlines all our development choices and we hope you share our belief that the gameplay must always come first."
"The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game. We won't need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we're working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile."
Dying Light releases on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4 in February 2015. It uses a day/night cycle which radically alters how the game plays, with us hunted relentlessly during the night by powerful zombies.