Techland, the developer behind Dying Light, has made an announcement regarding the launch date. Originally scheduled to release sometime later this year, Techland has decided that to push the 2014 launch window to February 2015. Techland has made a statement explaining their decision to postpone their title:
“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.
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.
The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open-world game. We won’t need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we’re working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile.”
To some this news is a bit upsetting; from what we’ve seen so far from Dying Light makes gamers excited and it’s never fun to learn that it’ll take longer to get our hands on a good game. The upside is that with the time given, Techland can guarantee optimized performance and quality from Dying Light, and that trade-off is always worth the extra time. Plus as an extra bonus, Techland will be at E3 2014 to showcase some of the features and different aspects of Dying Light, including letting players get hands-on experience with the game.
Dying Light is coming out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.