Dying Light 2, the first person zombie killing and parkour game, joins many other titles in the beginning of 2020 to be delayed.
Cyberpunk 2077, Avengers, Iron Man VR and The Last of Us Part II are just some of the big names which were delayed recently.
What makes the situation with Dying Light 2 a bit unique is that developer Techland didn’t give an exact release date before this news, with the game originally slated for Spring 2020.
The announcement for this delay, which you can read in full below, does not provide a new release date, or even a new release season.
As for why this decision was made the announcement doesn’t say much except for the studio needing time to meet its own high standards and the expectations of fans.
So what’s going on with all these delays? The generally-accepted idea right now is that the upcoming new consoles are to blame. The planned coming of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at the end of this year may be tempting enough for developers and publishers to push games back to that time.
This isn’t a greedy attempt to get more sales, but rather a way to make porting for new hardware easier. We have no idea what availability of development units for the two consoles is like, but that may be a factor too.
All of that is just speculation, and all we can really do now is wait for those expected games to eventually come to market.
If you were amped for Dying Light 2 because you heard good things about the first game from 2015, now is as good a time as any to play. It’s probably the best zombie game out there, it’s usually on sale for very little money, and Techland have consistently been updating it. The last bit of new content for the title dropped a month ago.
Here’s the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/TWTgHsumSD
— Techland (@TechlandGames) January 20, 2020