Techland has released a new video with updates about Dying Light 2’s development, and it includes a new snippet of gameplay and the reveal that the studio is aiming to release the game this year.
Word on Dying Light 2’s release has been quiet since the game was indefinitely delayed back in 2020, but the video published today by Techland ends with a 2021 splash card. As for when the game might release this year, there’s no other, specific info at this time.
“This is a huge and complex project and we needed time to make sure it will live up to our vision,” a developer in the video says. “All of us here are putting our hearts into delivering a game that you will keep playing for months. We will be ready to start talking about Dying Light 2 very, very soon.”
Dying Light 2 lead designer, Tymon Smektala, said in the video that the team at Techland “needs your trust and support as this is what motivates us, especially now when the circumstances are hard for everyone.” He said the team is proud to have such a devoted fan base, no matter how they express their feelings — this is an allusion to the beginning of the video where the team reads some angry-sounding tweets from fans directed at them — and he asks for fans to be patient for “just a bit longer.”
The video then cuts to about 30 seconds of gameplay, as seen above, before it fades to a 2021 splash screen, which seems to suggest Techland is aiming to release Dying Light 2 this year.
This video comes just weeks after reports came out that the development of Dying Light 2 was hindered by alleged studio turbulence, including a reported bullish, autocratic tier of upper management that has led to numerous staff members walking away from the project and the studio.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.