We managed to get the first announcement of Techland's sequel to the survival horror title, Dying Light 2, during the Xbox press briefing at E3 2018. Since then, we managed to get tidbits of new information on the title here and there with trailers and interviews. Dying Light 2 follows the story of Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor present 15 years since the virus outbreak wiped out humanity. The studio was trying out new mechanics and features, as your decisions impact the world around you. As pleasant as all this sounds, Techland revealed we will have to wait a little longer than just this Spring. Maybe a lot longer.
Techland's latest update revealed Dying Light 2's indefinite delay, mainly to allow the development team more time to fulfill their vision and release a sequel worthy of its predecessor. The studio promised to share more details over the following months. Delays aren't always the most pleasant news to hear, especially when it is a little you were looking forward to. However, when it comes down to AAA titles, it is more often than not the better decision to take if you don't want your fans flaming you for an incomplete title.
We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately, we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information. 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
For a full look into Techland's statement, you can find it down below in their tweet. Considering where we are in the generational cycle, Dying Light 2 now very well might be a title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/TWTgHsumSD— Techland (@TechlandGames) January 20, 2020