Dying Light Delayed To February 2015
In a press release today, developer Techland have announced that their free-running, Mirror’s Edge-meets-Left 4 Dead-meets-Dead Rising open world game Dying Light has been delayed into February 2015, citing “innovation” as a reason for the delay.
When we started the development of Dying Light, we were committed to innovation. We wanted to give you a freedom of movement unprecedented in open-world games. After many improvements and months of hard work, we have now come so close to realizing our initial vision we feel we cannot stop before it is ready.
The parkour system of the game is a huge talking point and something unique in this blend of genres. It seems that Techland wants to take some extra time to refine this system as well, given its central role in the gameplay.
We believe the Natural Movement element of our game will change what you expect from the genre, and we don’t want to sacrifice any of its potential by releasing too early. This quality-focused thinking underlines all our development choices and we hope you share our belief that the gameplay must always come first.
Dying Light now joins the Witcher 3 for games being released next February. Techland seems committed to delivering a truly unique blend of gameplay, resulting in a new gameplay experience for all. This extra time should help ensure the delivery of their vision, without compromise.
Dying Light is due out on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2015.