The COVID-19 pandemic continues to push games back from their original release dates. The latest victim is Dying Light 2: Stay Human's cloud version on the Nintendo Switch.
According to the game's developers, Techland, Switch owners will have to wait a little while longer to get their hands on the highly anticipated sequel to their underrated 2015 title. In a press release, Techland did not reveal a specific date nor why the Switch version is going to be delayed in the first place. The Polish studio merely explained that it wants to "provide fans with the gaming experience at the level they deserve and Techland wants to provide."
Delays have defined Dying Light 2: Stay Human after Techland first unveiled the game at E3 2018. The open-world zombie title was slated for a 2020 release before it was delayed to 2021. But, as Dying Light 2's "original" release date inched closer, Techland pushed the game's launch once again to its current date. If it's any consolation, Dying Light 2's release is pretty much confirmed now that the game has gone gold, we just don't know when!
Techland released a Switch port of Dying Light, Dying Light: Platinum Edition, out of the blue this past October. Many critics and audiences were surprised by the quality of the game's native Switch port, so Switch owners are understandably disappointed that Dying Light 2 isn't coming to Nintendo's portable console at launch.
The silver lining here is that Techland wants to make sure that the cloud port of Dying Light 2: Stay Human does the game justice. The mixed reception of other cloud ports by other developers might have played a significant factor in Techland's decision. If this is what happened, then Switch owners have a reason to celebrate. Techland has always done its audience right, so there's little doubt that the Switch version of Dying Light 2: Stay Human will deliver. The only question now is a matter of when, which Techland confirms will be within six months of February 4.
In other Dying Light news, Techland caught flack for claiming that Dying Light 2 would take 500+ hours to complete. The studio later confirmed that this was a figure meant for completionists who wanted to see everything that the game had to offer. Techland also drew praise for its promise to support Dying Light 2 for at least five years with post-launch content. Because Techland had already done this with the original Dying Light, fans were more than receptive to the studio's most recent promise.