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Dying Light 2 Developer Update, “Last Stretch”

by Liana Ruppert

Back in January, the team over at Techland announced that Dying Light 2 has been delayed what with the game being their “biggest project to date.” Since then, news has been quite, but a recent interview with Dying Light 2’s lead designer shed some light as to where the studio is in relation to a possible launch date. 

Dying Light 2 is a sequel to the hit zombie hit from before but with massive changes to the in-game world, including how to change the entire environment as the player knows it. Choice will play a pivotal role in what the devs are calling the studio’s largest project ever, a claim that had many worried that it may be too big to handle during times of a global pandemic. 

Lead game designer Tymon Smektala and PR manager Ola Sondej recently sat down with the folks over at The Escapist to talk a little more about the game and where it stands currently in development. With a recent rumor circulating around that Dying Light 2 was in trouble, Sondej quickly laid those worries to rest: 

“We’ve had a Dying Light 2 vertical slice for over four years. The foundations remain the same since we have started work on production. However, the natural process for any creative work on the game is the evolution of individual components. This is dictated by factors such as optimization, improvement, or extension of some extremely promising elements.”

While we still don’t have a release date yet for Dying Light 2, Smektala did at least provide a small glimmer of hope regarding where the title is in its current development state. “There’s a whole team at Techland that works on the announcement of the release date for the game and every piece of info that accompanies it, and I know they want to surprise players, so I don’t want to spoil it for them or our community,” Smektala said. “The only thing I can say is please trust us — it’s the last stretch for this project, and we need your support.”

We know that delays are always disappointing, but it’s important to remember that these decisions are made for the best of reasons. No one wants a broken game at launch and developers don’t want their hard work overshadowed by issues that could have been obliterated with a little more time. 

Related: Our hands-on impressions with Dying Light 2

We here at Prima Games had a chance to get up close and personal with Dying Light 2 during last year’s E3, as well as a chance to talk to some of the dev team. You can learn more about the upcoming sequel with our previous coverage here, including how many playthroughs it will take to get “everything.” 

What do you think about what you’ve seen thus far about Aiden Caldwell’s adventure as an infected survivor so far? Any thoughts about the delay and what you are most excited to see when Dying Light 2 officially launches? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the latest undead thriller. 

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