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Techland tease a 2021 release date for Dying Light 2

Techland has posted a brief update on the highly-anticipated zombie sequel Dying Light 2.

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Techland has posted a brief update on the highly-anticipated zombie sequel Dying Light 2.

The Polish studio has remained quiet on Dying Light 2 since its last gameplay trailer was released in 2019, but their recent video update teased a potential 2021 release.

The original Dying Light is a first-person zombie survival game, with a focus on smooth parkour traversal. Since its release in 2015, the game has garnered a strong community following, and still receives updates to this day. Dying Light 2, which was first revealed in 2018, expands upon its open-world by infusing a multi-path narrative, where choices have consequences. The post-apocalyptic actioner was originally slated for a 2020 release, before being pushed back with no specified release window.

Many started to doubt whether the game would ever see the light of day after updates became fewer and a recent expose from The Gamer highlighted alleged mismanagement amongst a flurry of other accusations.

A new video published on the official Dying Light YouTube account shows devs reading through harsh tweets demanding the game’s release. The video pokes fun at the slow development, before highlighting that Techland is eager to create a game worthy of the Dying Light name.

In the video, the developers promise that they will have more to tell on its game “very, very soon” and urge fans to stay with them “just a bit longer”. After some short snippets of gameplay, “2021” fills a black screen, indicating that we will get our hands on the zombie sequel this year. Techland also announced the launch of a Discord server, allowing fans to drop in and ask questions that will be answered in regular Q&A videos.

Fans of Dying Light will be glad to hear that this ambitious sequel isn’t fading into development hell. With more updates to come in the near future, we can all hope that we will be seeing Dying Light 2 sooner rather than later.


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