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20 Jan 2020

Dying Light 2 delayed: New release date, next gen, PS5, Xbox Series X & more

Dying Light 2 delayed: New release date, next gen, PS5, Xbox Series X & more

The zombie slash-and-dash game is being pushed back again. What does this mean for fans?

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Dying Light 2 delayed

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What does this mean for the game?

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What about Next Gen?

Dying Light was a smash hit when it dropped in January 2015. With strong user and critic reviews, the parkour & zombie slasher took open-world play to another level and amped up the gore factor.

There was a lot of excitement when Dying
Light 2
was announced.

Originally set for a 2019 launch, it was pushed back to
spring 2020.

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But unfortunately you are going to have wait a little longer
to hack your way through the undead once again.

Dying Light 2 delayed

return to Harran in Dying Light 2

In the wake of Cyberpunk 2077 and Last of Us 2 getting delayed it shouldn’t be a surprise to see a major title pushed back.

Developers Techland released a statement saying that once again Dying Light 2 will be delayed.

“We were initially aiming for a spring 2020 release, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision” said CEO Pawet Marchewka in a statement on Twitter.

“We apologize for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver
an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations
of you, our fans.”

What does this mean for the game?

dodge zombies in Dying Light 2

Players had hoped to re-visit Harran soon, but as
information has been thin on the ground since a gameplay teaser at E3 2018.

The voice of the trailer is different from that of Kyle Crane, suggesting that in the 15-year gap between the original and the sequel things have not gone well in the city.

Updated parkour skills, mechanics, and of course combat will
dominate the gameplay, while new graphics promise to enhance the gore factor.

What about Next Gen?

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This delay pushes Dying Light 2 right into the waiting arms of the next-gen consoles. Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X both boast impressive specs and amazing visual capabilities that will wow gamers across the world.

With the game seemingly clashing with their rumoured October and November release dates it will be interesting to see what Techland do.

Will they push the game back into 2021 to upgrade it and optimise for next-gen? Or will they try and squeeze Dying Light 2 in before players trade in their PS4 and Xbox One?

Either way, we are excited to smash zombies to bits once
again.