Dying Light 2 developer Techland has clarified that the upcoming developer update won’t have any release date announcement.
In a message shared on the official discord for Dying Light, one of the developers commented on the upcoming developer update that is scheduled for March 17. The developer suggested that fans need to keep their expectations in check because this is not a 10/10 hype event. It won’t be something simple like showing that the game development is going smoothly but offer more than that for an update on the game.
“Honestly, to keep the expectations in tact [sic] I can say already that there won’t be a release date announcement, but there will be more than simple ‘the development is going smoothly,’ ” said the developer.
The game will offer a 4-player co-op that is similar to the first Dying Light, but the developer calls it “better” in their opinion. The developer stressed that there are things that they can’t show or confirm yet like the release date, but this developer update is still quite important for them.
“And obviously there are many things we cant show yet, like the release date but even the dev update took a lot of work and passion and it makes me stressed as hell to see your reaction.”
Dying Light 2 was first announced for a release in Spring 2020. The developers later delayed the game and it has been missing in action ever since. The most recent update on the progress for the game will be made on March 17th, but there won’t be any release date confirmed at that point. On the positive side, the game is not going to get canceled or delayed by this point.
Earlier this year, a collector’s edition of the game was leaked through a retailer listing suggesting that the game might get an announcement soon, but the only new thing that arrived afterward is this developer update so there is a lot of anticipation behind it.