Techland has announced that Dying Light 2: Stay Human has been delayed to February 2022 – a month that is already packed with high-profile games including Horizon Forbidden West and Saints Row.
In a note on Twitter, Pawel Marchewka apologized for the delay and said that the studio needs more time to polish and optimize Dying Light 2, which is “complete” and is currently being playtested.
This latest delay came seven months after a damning report published by TheGamer uncovered management issues at Techland, which landed Dying Light 2 in development hell multiple times. Marchewka denied the allegations while claiming that he’s working on improving things. When a December release date was finally announced, many were skeptical of Techland meeting deadlines.
“It has always been our company’s goal to build transparent and honest communication with our community, fans, and gamers,” reads Marchewka’s letter to fans. “Every day, we strive to grow in this element. We are sorry to keep you all waiting a little longer, but we want the game to meet your highest expectations on release and we don’t want to compromise on this.”
If it’s any consolation, Techland claims that we won’t have to wait too long to get “a deeper look” at Dying Light 2. Next month, the studio plans to invite press and content creators to check out the game on both PC and consoles. Techland will also hold a series of preview events around the world.
Last but not least, Marchewka has once again promised some “exciting news” about Dying Light 2 later this month.