In an update on Twitter, the studio requested that those who have managed to obtain copies of the game early wait until its official February 4 release date to play it.
The game is incomplete in its current state, the studio claimed, but it will be updated later this week with a day one patch.
Dying Light 2 - gameplay trailer
Techland tweeted: “Fellow survivors, we see that some of you got an access to the retail copies of Dying Light 2 before the release date (it’s this Friday, only 3 days left!). We understand you want to start exploring the City ASAP and we couldn’t be happier!
“That being said, we kindly ask you to wait until Feb 4th as by that time you’ll also get access to all improvements and fixes we’ve implemented within last weeks and will introduce with the day 1 patch. That’s the way to experience Dying Light 2 the way it’s meant to be played.”
In mid-January, the game’s Switch release was pushed back significantly, with Techland now planning to deliver the title within six months of the other versions.
Recently, the Dying Light 2 development team was forced to clarify the game’s length, following a backlash to its earlier claim that the title would take more than 500 hours to fully complete.
While intended to be a positive statement, the tweet received criticism from some players who felt this was too long for a single game. Techland later posted another tweet explaining that the main story itself is only 20 hours in length.
Techland also recently pledged to support Dying Light 2 with “at least” five years of post-launch content.