Dying Light 2 was first announced back in 2018 with an impressive gameplay showcase full of mechanical improvements. Bringing these ambitious ideas to life was taking longer than anticipated though, leading to an indefinite delay back at the start of 2020. We've heard little about the game since, but it seems that that Dying Light 2 will return to the spotlight in 2021.
Among other gameplay improvements, Dying Light 2 aims to create a ‘huge matrix’ of player decisions that can impact the world and story as you combat the zombie infestation and help communities survive. The game was initially due to release in 2020 but was delayed indefinitely back in January 2020. A few months later in May 2020, we learned that the game was “in good shape” and still in development despite rumours of issues behind the scenes.
Writing on Discord, a Techland employee posted in the Dying Light server, announcing that the team has been “dying to update” us all on how the game is coming along. The good news is, these updates will finally begin rolling out in 2021.
We still have no word on whether or not Dying Light 2 will release next year, or if it will still come to last-gen consoles now that the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 have launched. We should learn more on that front in the months to come though.
KitGuru Says: Dying Light 2 had a very impressive gameplay showcase back in 2018, so it will be interesting to see what's changed and how the game looks now three years later. Did many of you play the original Dying Light? Are you looking forward to the upcoming sequel?