Dying Light 2’s development has been rocky for months now, After years stuck in limbo, fans were eager for more news about the zombie sequel. The game was supposed to debut years ago, or at least that was the hope of fans. The game is now set for an unclear 2021 release date, but even that might not happen.
A pair of fresh departures have left the game in an uncertain state. Pawel Selinger, Techland’s art director and a veteran of the company, has announced they are leaving. Selinger announced the departure after more than 20 years on his personal LinkedIn account.
“After over twenty-two years, I decided to end my cooperation with Techland,” Selinger said. “I would like to express my gratitude to the company that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half of my life. Techland, I will always be rooting for you, as well as the great people I have met thanks to you. I wish you that Dying light 2 and subsequent projects will become world hits. Good bye and good luck!”
A few weeks ago, Techland posted on its official Discord channel that it would offer “fresh updates” for the game this year, which looks a lot less certain now. The future of the game was already in peril, and now we have the loss of major talent complicating things. Chris Avellone left the project in June 2020 after it was revealed that the head writer had been involved in various sexual harassment scandals over the years.
But before that, the game has been in serious trouble. The game formally revealed at E3 2018 after years of speculation over the sequel to the 2015 original. The game got a snazzy trailer which set the tone, but not much else. It has been very quiet since then, and the only real news we got was when controversy reared its ugly head.
Dying Light 2 is currently in development and was supposed to debut last Spring. It was pushed back early in 2020 as it just wasn’t ready. Versions of the game are allegedly in planning for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.