Techland has announced via Twitter that their much anticipated Dying Light 2 will be delayed indefinitely stating that the reason behind it is that their priority is “to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans”
Promising to come back with more details in the coming months, we are left to wonder and theorize just how long this title will have to be delayed. The original release date was set for Spring 2020, so there’s hope that the game will still come out this year, with some luck.
2020 seems to be the year of delays, as Techland’s announcement comes not one week after another major game, Cyberpunk 2077, was officially delayed by CD Projekt Red for 5 months, pushing the release date until September this year, instead of April. And it is not the only one, as these delays started to happen more and more often since id Software announced back in October 2019 that Doom Eternal, scheduled to be released in November, would have to be pushed back until March 2020.
Most delays are happening for similar reasons, with the studios claiming they need more time to either polish the game details or get it a standard level they are demanding from themselves. Unfortunately, at least in the case of CD Projekt Red, more time until the deadline does not necessarily mean less crunch on their employees, as one might think.