Update: Publisher and developer Techland has provided us with a statement on the matter of Paweł Selinger's departure:
"In connection with the information about the departure of Techland’s Art Director, we would like to reassure all fans of the upcoming Dying Light 2 that the position of Art Director is not threatened and has been held by Eric Cochonneau since November 2019. Eric has been taking care of every aspect of the upcoming production ever since and the team under his leadership is doing their best to offer players the best game possible.
Paweł Selinger, who has been the Narration Designer for the last two years, decided at the end of 2020 to end his cooperation with Techland and to pursue his further career elsewhere. Paweł spent most of his professional life at Techland and he, among others, takes credit for the success of the series Call of Juarez. He left a large piece of himself with Dying Light 2, as he worked on the project from the very beginning. His duties, i.e. the narrative department, were taken over by Piotr Szymanek in October 2020.
We will be sharing exciting news about Dying Light 2 soon!"
Note: In our original article, we mistakenly attributed the position of Dying Light 2 Art Director to Paweł Selinger. We have addressed the error and would like to apologize for it.
Original: Dying Light 2 Writer and Art Director Paweł Selinger has left Techland after 22 years with the studio. The announcement was made in a LinkedIn post, although no reason was given for his leaving the company.
With Selinger's departure, Techland loses a veteran member of its team after delaying Dying Light 2 indefinitely a year ago. In the time since, we've heard very little about the highly anticipated sequel.
"After over twenty-two years, I decided to end my cooperation with Techland. I would like to express my gratitude to the company that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half of my life." Selinger wrote on LinkedIn.
"Techland, I will always be rooting for you, as well as the great people I have met thanks to you. I wish you that Dying light 2 and subsequent projects will become world hits. Good bye and good luck!"
Dying Light 2 also ceased collaboration with Chris Avellone last year in June, following accusations of sexual misconduct. Later in November, the developer said on Twitter that development for the game was "going on smoothly."
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