Another week is met with another delay it seems. This time though, after last weeks string of delays that saw Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, and The Avengers require additional development time, Dying Light 2 now joins them.
Speaking on the official Twitter account for Dying Light 2, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka explained the delay. “We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information”.
Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020
The sad part about delays isn’t the fact that a game now requires more time for the developers to work on, and complete their game; it’s the crunch we associate with these periods of time. Developers will now have to put in overtime in order to meet their new timeframe, which often leads to working long hours.
Late last year, Naughty Dog held an event for press that featured their next game, The Last of Us II, confirmed a date for February this year, and then one month later, delayed the game. Crunch is a real issue within the industry that needs to be addressed.
With this new delay for Dying Light 2, the studio set no date for when we might expect to see the next game from them. This move allows the studio to work on their game and not have to worry about hitting a new date.
Dying Light 2 is scheduled to arrive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.