After months of waiting, the Dying Light 2 release date has finally been revealed! You'll still have to wait a bit, though — you won't be able to play the Dying Light sequel until the end of 2021.
Dying Light 2 has had a somewhat strange development, to say the least. Techland has been working on it for quite some time, so much so that fans were getting very frustrated with how long it was taking. That led Techland to release a statement acknowledging the situation along with a promise to tell us more about the game; Techland delivered on that promise with a series of AMAs, one of which revealed that there won't be any romance options in the game.
The one thing we still don't know is when this game is coming out. Techland has promised an interesting stream on its Twitch channel later today, but the Internet did what it does best and got the info out there a bit early; these leaks were later confirmed by pre-order pages and the Techland stream. Now, we know that the Dying Light 2 release date will likely be arriving before the end of 2021
What We Learned from the Dying Light 2 Twitch Stream
The Dying Light 2 release date was officially confirmed in the Dying Light 2 Twitch stream that took place today, but that's not all we learned. Several of Techland's leads gave us some new details about the game.
Let's start with Villedor — "The City" within which this game takes place. Three factions are fighting to control the city: Survivors, Peacekeepers, and Renegades. Villedor was originally walled off and quarantined as a measure to get the virus under control following the events of the first Dying Light game. Scientists continued to study the virus in secret, however, and a mutated strain eventually got loose; this stronger virus variant killed 98% of the world's population by 2023. The world was devastated — and in a twist of irony, the quarantined, walled-off city of Villedor has become the only remaining major city in the world.
Enter Aiden Caldwell, our protagonist. Aiden is a member of a group of outcasts called the Pilgrims and he doesn't remember much about his past. His main goal is to find a relative, but how he manages that — and who he allies himself with — will be up to you. Check out the newly revealed Dying Light 2 Gameplay Trailer to get a feel for what's to come!
Dying Light Platinum Edition is a Great Way to Catch Up
One of the many cool announcements alongside the Dying Light 2 release date is a new way to play the original game: Dying Light Platinum Edition is coming for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. This new version of the game has pretty much all of the DLC released over the years in one package.
You can buy Dying Light Platinum Edition for its retail price of $99.99 or your regional equivalent, but don't give up on getting this game just yet. you can buy it for PC via Steam and Xbox via the Microsoft Store at a 75% discount for the next week or so. The PlayStation version of the game is not yet on sale at the time of writing, but that may change in the next few hours.
Also Announced: A Dying Light 2 Contest For Creators
Aside from the Platinum Edition announcement, Techland has also announced a contest for creators. Whether you're an artist, writer, or cosplayer, you have a chance to win some pretty cool prizes; you can learn more about this contest at dyinglightgame.com/contest when the web page goes live.
When is the Dying Light 2 Release Date?
The Dying Light 2 release date is December 7, 2021, according to a pair of leaks; these were later confirmed by the date listed on the PlayStation Store and the Techland stream. You'll be able to play the game on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox before the year is over.
A tweet from @Okami13_ and what appears to be an ad that ran a little too early (via BackBoardFilms on YouTube) showed the release date for Italy and the West, respectively. Both of these leaks indicated December 7 as the date, indicating that Techland is aiming for a simultaneous worldwide release.
The Dying Light 2 release date leak was later confirmed on pre-order pages and the Techland stream. The Techland stream is now over, but you can catch the VoD over at twitch.tv/techland. You can pre-purchase Dying Light 2 for PC via Steam and PlayStation via the PlayStation Store starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent; the Xbox version on the Microsoft Store is not yet live for pre-orders, but it should be available shortly.
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