Techland just dropped a new video updating everyone on the progress of Dying Light 2, a long-awaited sequel to the 2015 free-running zombie survival game. The sequel has been in development for some time with no new footage, but today we finally got a new look at the game, along with a tentative release date — though admittedly, not a very specific one.
Techland teased an update earlier this week, saying it had a “few words to share” about the development. In the update footage, members of the staff said they’re putting their all into the game, said they will give further updates “very, very soon” and ask fans to “stay with us just a bit longer.” They said Dying Light 2 is a “huge and complex project,” which would be in line with the footage of the game we’ve seen so far.
The new trailer doesn’t offer much information — the first minute is just members of the development staff reading YouTube comments crying out for the game’s release. We then see a few seconds of footage from the game, which seems to promise the same parkour action from the first game. You get a glimpse of the environments, as well as some of the enemies you’ll be facing in the new setting. The team also plans to reveal more at a Discord Q&A later. If you want to join Discord, check out the list of the best wireless headsets for home and office.
However, there is one piece of information fans can take away from this new footage: A 2021 release date. It’s not any more specific than the year, but at least fans can take heart in the fact that Techland seems to be promising the game will be out some time this year. A few days before this, in the same tweet thread where it teased the update, Techland admitted it’d announced the game while it was still too early in the development process. It was originally revealed in at E3 2018.
This post was written by Rachel Kaser and was first posted to WindowsCentral
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