Dying Light 2 Delayed Indefinitely From Spring 2020 Release Window

Delay season just won’t end. The sequel to the well-liked, open-world zombie parkour game Dying Light has been delayed from its intended spring 2020 release window. Developer Techland has not disclosed the new release window, so Dying Light 2‘s official release date is now TBA. Techland states, “We were initially aiming for a spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision.” Dying Light 2 was initially revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press briefing and is being published by Square Enix. Journalists have not yet played Dying Light 2 and only saw gameplay presentations controlled by the developers.


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Unfortunately, Dying Light 2 is far from the only triple-A game pushed out of spring with Marvel’s Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077 moving to September. Even smaller releases such as Iron Man VR have been delayed, leaving The Last of Us Part II, Doom Eternal, Resident Evil 3, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons the only triple-A games in the spring. Delays do not necessarily alleviate crunch, though they often worsen it as developers are forced to work overtime until the game is finished. Studios such as CD Projekt Red and Naughty Dog would have been crunching for over half a year to complete Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II, respectively.

Due to the lack of release information Techland has provided, it is hopeful that the team does not want to crunch towards a specific date and will prioritize healthy working conditions. However, that remains to be seen and ultimately depends on how much work Dying Light 2 needs. Techland did not confirm that Dying Light 2 will release on next-gen platforms, at least not yet.

What do you think about this indefinite delay? Does it alarm you that Techland has not put forward a release window, or do you want the team to avoid crunch as much as realistically possible? Share your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more news from Sick Critic!

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