Dying Light 2 was recently delayed from its 7 December 2021 release date and pushed into 2022. The open-world zombie masher is now set to release on 4 February next year for PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC and Switch. Thankfully, Techland claims that the game is mostly done and ready but the developer is using this new delay as a time to literally “double-check” everything in the game.
Speaking in the latest issue of EDGE Magazine, the lead designer of Dying Light 2 Tymon Smektała spoke briefly about the game’s delay. According to Smektała, Techland is using the extra two months of development time to fix issues they found in the game, test the features again and even add new Easter Eggs to the world for players to encounter.
Smektała says that Dying Light 2 is a complex world with intersecting systems all created by hundreds of people. This sort of world doesn’t just work without a lot of polish put into the development.
“Dying Light 2 is full of complex, intersecting systems created by hundreds of people – at some point in the production they all really click and start working together, but you also start discovering various edge cases where maybe they don’t, and you want to fix that. Those are usually simple fixes, but you want to make sure you test and catch as many of those as possible. Those extra two months will be spent exactly on this. And maybe we’ll also squeeze in an Easter egg or two”
Smektała continues to describe the launch of Dying Light 2 as landing a plane.
“It’s a case of needing a little bit more runway, or maybe even the control tower suggesting another approach to make the landing more clean. You have to think about the crew the same way you think about the passengers, you know.”
Dying Light 2 is set to release on 4 February 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the latest trailer down below.