Dying Light surprised many when it first launched in 2015, offering a fun zombie-filled open world to explore and parkour around. The sequel, which was announced at E3 2018, appears to be struggling to get out of the gate however. In its latest setback, Dying Light 2’s lead writer has now left the studio (Techland), with no explicit reason as to why.
In a statement on LinkedIn, Pawel Selinger wrote: “After over twenty-two years, I decided to end my cooperation with Techland. I want to express my gratitude to the company that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half of my life. Techland, I will always be rooting for you, as well as the great people I have met, thanks to you. I wish you that Dying light 2 and subsequent projects will become world hits. Goodbye, and good luck!”
Following its unveiling in 2018, Dying Light 2 suffered its first setback in early 2020 when it was announced that the game would not make its initial launch target of ‘early 2020’, with no revised date given. Later that year, Chris Avellone, who was working as the Narrative Designer for Dying Light 2, left the studio due to allegations placed against him of sexual misconduct.
With this latest departure from the studio, it begs the question as to whether the development of Dying Light 2 is beginning to suffer from serious internal issues. Hopefully an update on the game’s status will be provided soon.
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