Publisher and developer Techland today announced that Dying Light 2 has been delayed until next year. The open world zombie game was previously aiming for a December 7 launch, but we'll now have to look elsewhere for our holiday dose of slaying undead.
"The team is steadily progressing with the production and the game is nearing the finish line. The game is complete and we are currently playtesting it," reads a statement from Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka, who shed light on the reason behind Dying Light 2's latest delay.
"It is by far the biggest and the most ambitious project we've ever done. Unfortunately, we've realized for us to bring the game to the level we envision, we need more time to polish and optimize it."
Dying Light 2's new release date is slated for February 4, 2022. Techland will continue sharing news about the title and its features in the lead-up to launch, which should make the longer wait a bit easier to deal with for those of us who were really hoping to spend Christmas break parkouring and punching zombies in the face.
Preview builds will be shared with press and content creators next month, for "a deeper look" at Dying Light 2 and what The City will throw our way.
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Update regarding release date. pic.twitter.com/xAx1RMbw0X— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) September 14, 2021