Dying Light delayed to early 2015

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We’ve been waiting for quite some time to discover the final release date of Techland’s next zombie-themed action game, Dying Light, with the developer going so far as to tease a date announcement earlier this year.

Turns out the team hasn’t broken its promise, but unfortunately it’s not really the news we were hoping for.


In an official release, Techland writes that “[after] careful consideration, we have decided to release our upcoming game in February 2015,” which means the original 2014 launch window has been pushed back by a few months. Why would Techland choose this course of action?

The team says that ever since the beginning of the project, they’ve been “committed to innovation,” wanting to give players “a freedom of movement unprecedented in open world games.”

“After many improvements and months of hard work,” writes Techland, “we have now come so close to realizing our initial vision we feel we cannot stop before it is ready.”

A Natural Evolution

Techland points to the ‘Natural Movement’ feature of Dying Light as one of the key reasons for the delay, which they say “will change what you expect from the genre,” but it’s a feature that the team wanted to explore fully in order to reach its full potential.

“This quality-focused thinking underlines all our development choices and we hope you share our belief that the gameplay must always come first,” writes Techland. “The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile.”

Techland also thanked publisher Warner Bros. Interactive for giving the team the extra time to work on Dying Light, remarking that it’s “a real pleasure to work in an environment where quality is universally accepted as the top priority.”

We’ll find out a lot more about Dying Light and new features being squeezed into the game at E3 2014 in June, but you can catch up on the game with El33tonline’s previous coverage with trailers, details and screenshots over here.

Source: Dying Light Website

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