Developer Techland took to Twitter earlier today to request that those who have already managed to score an early copy of Dying Light 2 wait until its official launch on February 4 before playing it. It appears that copies are appealing out in the wild
That being said, we kindly ask you to wait until Feb 4th as by that time you’ll also get access to all improvements and fixes we’ve implemented within last weeks and will introduce with the day 1 patch. That’s the way to experience Dying Light 2 the way it’s meant to be played.
One Twitter user responded to these Tweets, expressing their concern about the game running on the base PlayStation 4. Lead User Experience Designer Marcin Surosz promptly responded to the Tweet, assuring fans of Dying Light that “the game will run fine,” going on to say that “Last few weeks always mean a BIG push from the developers who want to squeeze EVERY LAST BIT of optimisation and fix as many bugs as possible. We want you guys to have the best experience on the release day,” to ease players who remain in fear of a bug-riddled mess of a launch, reminiscent of Cyberpunk 2077.
We speculate that the main reason for this concern is due to the several delays in Dying Light 2’s development history. Originally announced at E3 in 2018, the game was initially slated for release in Spring of 2020, then for December of 2020 before it was delayed for a final time until its official launch date, February 4, 2022. While the open-world zombie shooter will be launching on February 4 on PC, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, Techland announced that the Switch version of the game has been indefinitely delayed but will be launching sometime within the next six months.