After teasing us with multiple gameplay videos and saying it would launch in 2014, Techland announced that Dying Light for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC has been delayed until February 2015.
Techland explained their reasoning behind the delay, which is mostly due to the developer wanting to “fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game:”
When we started the development of Dying Light, we were committed to innovation. We wanted to give you a freedom of movement unprecedented in open world games. After many improvements and months of hard work, we have now come so close to realizing our initial vision we feel we cannot stop before it is ready.
We believe the Natural Movement element of our game will change what you expect from the genre, and we don’t want to sacrifice any of its potential by releasing too early. This quality-focused thinking underlines all our development choices and we hope you share our belief that the gameplay must always come first.
The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile.
Finally, we would like to thank our publishing partner, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which fully supports our decision. It’s a real pleasure to work in an environment where quality is universally accepted as the top priority. We believe that this is the only way to make truly incredible games.
Despite the delay, Dying Light will be at E3 2014, where Techland is set to detail the “exciting features and different aspects” of the game.
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