Dying Light 2 Delayed until 2022

Developer Techland has announced that Dying Light 2: Stay Human has been delayed until next year due to the team needing more time “to polish and optimise it”.

Dying Light 2 Delays

In a statement on Twitter, Pawel Marchewka, the CEO of Techland, has stated that:

“[Dying Light 2] is steadily progressing with production and the game is nearing the finish line. The game is complete and we are currently playtesting it”. It is by far the biggest and the most ambitious project we’ve ever done. Unfortunately, we’ve realised for us to bring the game to the level we envision, we need more time to polish and optimse it.”

Pawel Marchewka ~ Techland

However, he adds that both the press and content creators will be able to try it out during preview events next month. For fans, this likely means a first proper look at gameplay running on both PC and console.

For the full announcement, you can read Techland’s Tweet here.

When Is It Coming Out?

Dying Light 2 was first due to release in January 2020. However, it was delayed indefinitely. Numerous reports have surfaced between the game’s initial announcement back in 2018 and now of troubled development and an overbearing CEO. In March of 2021, Techland admitted that it had announced the game too early.

Dying Light 2 - Gameplay
Image Credit – Techland

Fortunately, it would seem that this new delay won’t leave fans waiting for too long. Dying Light 2 is now set to release on February 4th, 2022. While the announcement may have come as a surprise to many, hopefully, it means that Techland will avoid the same kind of issues that plagued Cyberpunk 2077 when it was released. In theory, when Dying Light 2 finally releases, it will be a finished and polished product. All that’s left to do now is wait and see how it performs during the preview event.