Development hell may need a new subdivision at this rate.
The delays of big name titles like Cyberpunk 2077, the remake of Final Fantasy VII, and Marvel’s Avengers have left gamers asking "well, what the hell is coming out this year, anyway?" We can now cross Dying Light 2, the sequel to the 2015 zombie parkour smash hit, off that list.
Pawel Marchewka, CEO of Techland, who are developing the game, announced via the game’s Twitter account that the game needed more time, and is consequently delayed indefinitely. The title was slated for release this spring, and even had a playable demo at E3 last summer. But in Marchewka’s statement, the studio "[needs] more development time to fulfill our vision."
It’s worth mentioning that the studio had previously remarked that Dying Light 2 was intended to be a cross-generational title. Perhaps the recently-released specifications of the impending PlayStation 5 have shaken things up as far as development is concerned.
The first title stood out from other zombie survival horror games, as it focused on the use of parkour and stealth, rather than action or heavy gunplay. Before the end of 2015, the game had sold an estimated five million units. Just over a year after the original release, the expanded edition, subtitled The Following, was released on all platforms.