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Dying Light 2 not dead yet: Techland set to deliver development update on troubled zombie survival game

The March 17th update could finally help fans understand where Dying Light 2 is headed (Image source: Techland)
The March 17th update could finally help fans understand where Dying Light 2 is headed (Image source: Techland)
Dying Light 2 developer Techland recent promised to deliver an update on the troubled game's progress on March 17th. This could shed light into the status of the game, what it looks like now, and when it'll actually ship.

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After repeatedly delaying the game, Dying Light 2 developer Techland announced that it'll be providing players with a detailed update on the game's development progress soon, on March 17th. Dying Light 2 was originally slated for a 2020 release. However, following multiple delays - including the current indefinite one - there were doubts about whether or not the game would see the light of day. 

In the Twitter thread where it initially announced the info dump, Techland candidly went on to state that they'd announced Dying Light 2 "too early. Unfortunately, as Cyberpunk 2077 went on to show, even 8 full years of development after an announcement won't necessarily guarantee a cohesive, feature-complete experience. 

Last month, TheGamer published an investigation of Techland's workplace environment, covering what it described as a "toxic work culture," and disorganized management that resulted in delays and game features being added in and taken out. 

Keeping the multiple delays in mind, it's too early at this point to comment on whether or not Dying Light 2 will materialize. We expect the March 17th announcement to clear up a number of questions, however. On interesting possibility: if the release date is pushed into Q3 2021 or 2022, we might see the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S get a more polished experience, with features like ray-tracing that were initially announced on PC. 

 

 

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Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - Tech Writer - 465 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-03-15 (Update: 2021-03-15)