Dying Light 2 has been delayed indefinitely

midian182

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We’ve seen a few big-name titles delayed recently. In addition to Cyberpunk 2077, the Square Enix-published Marvel’s Avengers and the Final Fantasy 7 remake have also been pushed back, though they have been given new release dates.

Techland never gave a specific reason for the delay. On the Dying Light 2 Twitter account, a note from CEO Pawel Marchewka states: “Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.” No possible release date was given, with Marchewka only saying that the company “will have more details to share in the coming months.”

Dying Light 2 appears to be a massively complex title, with environments that change based on a player’s actions, so extensive testing and bug-fixing are to be expected.

The game is also coming out on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which could explain the delay as the company focuses on developing for the new systems. It’s even possible that Dying Light 2 won’t arrive until after the next-gen consoles get here this holiday season.

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Uncle Al

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Are the next-gen consoles to blame?

I would point a finger at the fact that code writers are always writing for the next generation. if they wrote for the prior generation not only would we see more compatibility but probably would see faster and faster performance. Code writers are lazy people in the sense that they expect the next generation of software to solve their problems rather working towards solving the problems with what they have now ..... we had the same problem back in the days of COBAL .... nothing really ever changes .....
 

QuantumPhysics

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I tried to enjoy the first Dying Light but the game had horrible balancing issues. Similar to games like Borderlands, if you can't play the game on your own, or have no computer controlled NPC with you, the game's nearly impossible.

 

veLa

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I've said it before, I'd rather the developers take their time and release a successful product than meet their deadline and release something broken. As gamers we just have to be patient.
 
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Qrox

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..... we had the same problem back in the days of COBAL .... nothing really ever changes .....
What do you mean back in the day? We are still currently using Cobol where I work.
It's still our main programming language :p
 

m4a4

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"Indefinitely"? Sounds like it's poorly used in the title. When I hear of games delayed indefinitely, I think "1 step away from cancelled" or something along those lines. This game is just delayed without announcing a new release date. Still being worked on.

Anyways, if it's anything like the first game, it reeeaaally will need polish. It was one of those games where I should've waited longer at launch to play.

I remember the main annoyance for me was grappling hook killing me more than the zombies (because of how buggy and inconsistent it was).
 
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poohbear

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Loved the 1st dying light! RPG with Zombies? yes please! I'd rather a delayed Dying light 2 than a broken one, and if that means end of 2020 with next gen consoles so be it. All the power to them for not releasing a broken game.
 
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SirDigby

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I tried to enjoy the first Dying Light but the game had horrible balancing issues. Similar to games like Borderlands, if you can't play the game on your own, or have no computer controlled NPC with you, the game's nearly impossible.
Are you sure? I didn't have any issues at all playing on both PS4 and PC... You have to run from zombies at the start, they level later with you but endgame items do make them a lot easier to kill. The grappling hook as well you get from the story makes it a lot easier later.
 

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