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The team behind Dying Light 2 has addressed impatient fans by reading out some of their most abusive tweets and assuring them the game is still planned for release this year.
An unorthodox video posted by the game’s official YouTube account opens with Techland staff reading angry tweets from players frustrated at how long the game is taking.
- “It’s prob gonna have the same fate as Dead Island 2 and never come out unfortunately.”
- “What ta f*** do the f****** daing light 2 f*** stop do the f****** DLC”
- “F*** THIS BULLS***! Release dying light 2 or give a f****** demo GOD D*****”
This is followed by a statement from some of the game’s lead developers, who explain that they hear the fans’ frustration but are asking them to stay patient while the game’s development continues.
“This is a huge and complex project,” said CEO Paweł Marchewka, “and we needed time to make sure it will live up to our vision. All of us here are putting our hearts into delivering a game that you will keep playing for months.
“We will be ready to start talking about Dying Light 2 very soon.”
“The whole team needs your trust and support, as this is what motivates us,” adds lead game designer Tymon Smektala. “Especially now, when the circumstances are hard for everyone.
“We are proud of having such devoted fans as you, no matter how express your feelings,” he says. “Please stay with us just a bit longer and stay safe.”
The video ends with a brief clip of Dying Light 2 footage followed by a reiteration that the game will release in 2021.
Avellone was then dropped by Techland in June 2020 after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced.