Dying Light 2’s first story DLC has been delayed from early summer to September 2022.
Developer Techland said in a statement that it simply needed more time in order to meet player expectations and deliver the expansion with “the absolute highest level of polish”.
It did reveal that another big content drop was on its way in June, however, as Techland will release the much-requested photo mode alongside a series of community events called “In the Footsteps of a Nightrunner”.
Dear Pilgrims, your feedback always has the highest priority for us, and we want to be honest and transparent with you. We will still need a bit more time to develop the first story DLC. It is now planned to be released in September. pic.twitter.com/5XNe1uIC9u
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) May 12, 2022
The delayed story expansion is set alongside the main events of Dying Light 2, with Techland saying it wants to mix up what players expect. It’s also a practical move, as it allows the developer to work around the game’s fairly dramatically branching storyline.
Though Techland didn’t directly connect the delay to the signficiant amount of other updates and fixes its released for Dying Light 2, it did list some of these additions, including its New Game Plus mode.
The updates began even before the game’s launch as its day one patch featured more than 1,000 bug fixes, addressing some of the concerns in IGN’s 7/10 review, which said “Dying Light 2 is an ambitious zombie action adventure that’s packed with top-notch parkour, an awesome open world, and every painful bug in the book.”
Despite early issues, the game still proved incredibly popular by shambling its way onto Steam’s 25 most-played games list and selling more than five million copies in its first month.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.