Dying Light 2, the sequel to 2015’s survival parkour zombie game Dying Light, has disappeared from the public eye recently. After an impressive controlled demo at E3 2019, the game missed its 2020 launch by announcing a delay to the following year, and has not been heard of in much of a positive light since. That changes next week according to developer Techland, as the missing-in-action open-world game will finally get some development updates.
We've got a few words to share with you about the Dying Light 2 development process.
Be sure to be with us next Wednesday.
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) March 12, 2021
The tweet from the official Dying Light 2 account states that they have “a few words to share” about the game’s development. This does not necessarily guarantee good news, but it would seem real strange to hype up the announcement of another delay or worse.
That said, Dying Light 2 has not exactly been a bastion of positive news recently. After writer Chris Avellone, who revealed the game at E3 2018, was accused of sexual harassment, he was reportedly dropped from the project. There was then an aforementioned delay for the game out of its planned 2020 window. More recently, TheGamer reported that the development studio has been struggling through the last few years and has been bleeding talent.
We’ll have to wait until Mar. 17 to find out what Techland has to say about the game, but fingers crossed it can match up to the quality of its closed demo.