If you were a fan of the original Dying Light, you’ll know just how fun this zombie-based title was when it arrived on the scene in 2015. So with that in mind, many thought it wouldn’t be too long before we got a sequel to this interesting new IP. Yet year’s down the line, we have been waiting patiently for Dying Light 2 to gather traction. So predictably, many expected this title to meet the fate of titles like Wild or Agent, dwelling in development hell for all eternity.
However, in a shocking turn of events, it seems there is light at the end of the tunnel. Developer on the series, Techland recently released a statement bidding farewell to the long time narrative director for the studio, Pawel Selinger. The very same director who overseen the story for the original Dying Light title. This news was garnered from his linkedn page where he announced his departure after 22 years with the company.
(Dying) Light At The End of The Tunnel
This might seem like news that holds no bearing on the development of Dying Light 2, especially since we have heard nothing about the game since May last year. However, through Techland’s official statement, we were able to gather some news regarding the title. Firstly, the proverbial torch was passed from Pawel to Piotr Szymanek who took over the role of the head narrative designer in October 2020, showing that the studio is still actively working on the title and that the game has not been shelved.
However, the biggest news regarding Dying Light 2 to come from this encounter was this quote:
“We will be sharing exciting news about Dying Light 2 soon!”
This quote has re-ignited the gaming communities interest in the undead franchise and comes as quite a shock to all that have been following the games development. In May 2020, the game was said to have been in “dire straits”. Yet if this statement is to be believed, it’s likely that we will finally see a competent Dying Light sequel that has been years in the making.
We can only hope that this positive trajectory for the series continues and that we do indeed see a sequel that conpliements the original. Plus, we hope to see this title make the jump to next gen consoles with grace and aplomb.
So that’s our news regarding Dying Light 2’s potential escape from development hell. What do you make of this news? Do you think this one will live up to fan expectations. Or do you think this one will crumble under the pressure? Let us know in the comments section below. Plus, if you liked this piece then why not check out our news regarding the Killzone website shutdown. Or alternatively, check out our feature on songs that we have games to thank for. Thank you for reading Veryali Gaming.