Dying Light 2 update video heavy on humor, light on details
Techland has released a new video in the hopes of addressing concerns over the current status of Dying Light 2‘s development—but the video isn’t quite as hopeful as many had hoped.
On the positive side, the video opens with various Techland staff reading some of the tweets the studio has received from fans wondering where the f**k the game is at (to put it in words appropriate to those fan comments). It’s a fun little segment, and nice to see the team poking a bit of fun at itself in Jimmy Kimmel “Mean Tweets” style.
The problem is, if we’re honest about things, the video does little to actually address the concerns going around about the game, such as rumors of behind-the-scenes problems at Techland. We also only get around 15 seconds of gameplay footage, without knowing for sure how new that footage is.
At the end of the trailer, we see that Techland is planning on releasing Dying Light 2 in 2021, which will hopefully be the case. I mean, so long as the game is ready, and not tossed out the door before its time (like a certain other big game of recent memory).
Putting aside everything that may be going on at Techland for a moment, I got the chance to see a deep dive into the game back at E3 2019—at least I think it was E3 2019, but it’s hard to know for sure with how screwed up our perception of time has become. What I saw was legitimately interesting and ambitious, so I still have hope that Dying Light 2 will not only indeed come out, but live up to at least some of the hype that’s built up around it.
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