Techland has refuted the rumours that Dying Light 2 is in jeopardy, and claims that the game is “in good shape.”
Polski Gamedev published a report on the state of production at the studio, with anonymous Techland employees stating that “morale is at an all-time low” and people are working until “9-10pm.” The report is in Polish, and the translations come from this thread of Tweets that attempted to paraphrase the interviews from Polski Gamedev. The thread also claims that there is a “big war over characters, fractions [sic], their motivations and their character development, even how quests are going to look like,” and developers are leaving the company due to toxic working conditions. And, Microsoft is going to acquire Techland, and Dying Light 2 is no longer a 2020 release, allegedly.
“We apologise for this unwelcome news,” said the studio. “Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.” We haven’t gotten an update about the sequel since then, but perhaps, Techland is hard at work preparing a reveal for one of the Xbox 20/20 updates from Microsoft. That’s only a guess, though. We’ll let you know once we know more.
Dying Light 2 is in development for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.