Techland’s game will not be launching at the originally planned release window.
Dying Light‘s sequel showed up during Microsoft’s E3 conference, and while the trailer and the images aren’t bad, we have a good reason to be slightly disappointed, as Square Enix doesn’t plan to release Dying Light 2 by the end of this year!
„[…]The new Dying Light 2 trailer offers another tantalizing glimpse of The City – a post-apocalyptic, modern dark-age outpost. Here, 15 years after the events of the first Dying Light, humanity ekes out an existence while brutal factions vie for power, and the infected skulk in dark buildings and basements until night comes and they can reclaim the streets.
The trailer introduces the game’s protagonist, Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor whose high-flying parkour skills and brutal combat ability make him a valuable asset in this crumbling metropolis. Through Aiden, the player will make impactful choices that shape the world as they play.
New details around the game have also been announced today, including the addition of music from celebrated video game composer Olivier Deriviere (A Plague Tale: Innocence, Vampyr, Remember Me, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry). Deriviere was responsible for the score heard in both the new trailer and the E3 demo, and will be continuing to compose for the full game,” Square Enix‘ press release says. We’d like to point out the term infected for the protagonist. We’re pretty sure this is going to be a pivotal point in the story, which had some involvement from a veteran, Chris Avellone, too…
And here’s the disappointment to end with: Dying Light 2 is going to launch sometime in the Spring of 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 2020 will be an amazing year, it seems.