‘Dying Light 2 Stay Human’ release date is pushed to early 2022 and more games could be delayed this fall
Techland has announced that the highly anticipated survival horror “Dying Light 2 Stay Human” will no longer launch this year. Unfortunately, a well-known gaming insider hinted it might not be the only game that is getting delayed.
It has been more than a year since the pandemic started and affected the operations of big and small game developers. And more are still reeling from the new work arrangements caused by the global health crisis. It is then not surprising that more studios are announcing the delays of games supposedly launching this year, the latest being “Dying Light 2 Stay Human.”
Techland announced a change in the “Dying Light 2 Stay Human” release date through Twitter on Tuesday. The developer said they are “nearing the finish line” and assured fans that the game has been completed.
Update regarding release date. pic.twitter.com/xAx1RMbw0X— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) September 14, 2021
The “Dying Light 2 Stay Human” developer added that they have started with playtesting but said they still need time to polish it. “Unfortunately, we’ve realized for us to bring the game to the level we envision, we need more time to polish and optimize it,” the developer said.
Like with most game delay announcements, the majority of fans have been accepting of the “Dying Light 2 Stay Human” release date. Techland recognized the positive response and thanked fans for understanding even though two years had already passed since the game was announced. The title was initially slated to launch in the last quarter of 2021, but it is now going to be released on Feb. 4, 2022.
To make up for the delay, Techland announced that it will be giving away copies of the “Dying Light 2 Stay Human” to content creators and gaming journalists starting October. It appears they will be allowed to share their experience with the game to give fans some form of an early preview.
Welcome to delay season. More delays coming this week.— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) September 15, 2021
A few hours after the “Dying Light 2 Stay Human” delay was confirmed, gaming insider Jeff Grubb said on Twitter that it will not be the last announcement of the same nature. While he did not provide further clues on what other titles could be delayed, fans have already started speculating and some of the commonly mentioned titles are “Battlefield 2042,” “Elden Ring,” and “Call of Duty: Vanguard.”