Dying Light 2 is due out next year, and promises to improve on the original parkour-tastic zombie shooter
By Sean Bradley
Techland’s 2015 hit Dying Light combined a beautifully made, fluid parkour movement system with brutal melee combat and terror as you make decisions to fight or run from hordes of zombies, set in a city that is falling apart, and Dying Light 2 is set to take that experience to a whole new level.
We’ve got all you need to know about Dying Light 2 right here, so look no further for the latest details.
When will Dying Light 2 be released?
While there’s no solid release date in place just yet, the
E3 2019 trailer originally confirmed that Dying Light 2 was due to be released in Spring 2020 across PS4, Xbox One and PC, but that – as with many games – didn’t go to plan, and the release of Dying Light 2 has been pushed back to a yet unannounced date.
The news came in the
form of a Twitter post, and while Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka didn’t give a reason behind the delay, he did confirm that the publisher would have more news to share about the game in the coming months.
This, to us, suggests a late 2020 or possibly even 2021 launch; other games due for release in Spring 2020 have been pushed back, but those delays are usually a generally of weeks or months. The fact that Techland hasn’t even provided a new release window suggests it’s not just last-minute tweaks and polish required. Whatever happens, we’ll be sure to update this section once Techland reveals new Dying Light 2 release date plans.
Latest Dying Light 2 trailers
The trailer gives us some clues as to the setting of the next game.
15 years after the events of the first game, Dying Light 2 will feature a slightly different tone. Human society has settled down and fractured into factions, with their different goals and ideals about how this new world should be run.
The new story has been written with the assistance of Chris Avellone, a writer known for his RPG work, which allows the story to be far more ambitious than in the original Dying Light. The narrative in Dying Light 2 can be described as organic, as branching choices affect the world around you in very real ways.
We’ve had promises of this type of gameplay before from other developers and games, and no one has really cracked it just yet. Here is hoping that Techland can pull it off.
Despite there being no solid release date we do have some great looking beta gameplay. The parkour movement is much in show, and the organic choice system is displayed in an example over what path you choose to take with a water resource.
Graphically the game looks stunning. The environments are very dense and the draw distances are fantastic. The parkour mechanics look even more impressive than from the first game.
This was followed up by a new gameplay trailer at E3 2019, this time focused on the heightened sense of story present in the upcoming title.
Dying Light 2 is stacking up to be a great addition to the series with some substantial advancement over the first game. We can’t wait to get our hands on it.
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