Dying Light 2 has had a checkered history before it even appeared. After almost a year and a half of the release postponement and the silence from developer Techland, there is now solid news!
A new release date has been set: The zombie slasher is now called Dying Light 2: Stay Human and will be released on December 7, 2021 on Steam and in the Epic Store. Techland revealed that in the Twitch-Livestream
Pre-sales of Dying Light 2 started
At the same time, Techland starts the pre sales for Dying Light 2: Stay Human. There are three digital and three physical editions of the game. Including a limited collector’s edition, which includes a figure from the game.
However, Techland explicitly emphasized that no prior knowledge is required to understand the story of Dying Light 2. The developers want to win as many players as possible for the second part without assuming knowledge.
New game scenes for Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Techland showed seven and a half minutes of new gameplay from Dying Light 2, which also explains the differences between day and night in the game world The City:
Dying Light 2: Stay Human features over 7 minutes of new gameplay
Here you can see the complete live stream as a video, if you want to learn more about the game world, characters and game design from the developers:
Link to YouTube content
New screenshots from Dying Light 2 can also be seen:
Dying Light 2: Stay Human – Neue Screenshots ansehen
The events at a glance
As mentioned at the beginning, Dying Light 2 has already had some hustle and bustle behind it. The release date in the spring of last year was postponed indefinitely in January 2020. Reports of chaos in development then surfaced, which Techland denied. Sexual harassment allegations against the scribe Chris Avellone caused his departure. A long-time Techland employee also left the company.
After a year of negative headlines and extensive radio silence, something stirred again at Dying Light 2 in mid-March 2021. The release is no longer just a hope of the fans, but again an entry in the calendar.