The more of Techland's Dying Light shown, the easier it is to be excited about. However, with the game's planned release in 2014 and the game still remaining largely undetailed one had to ask where development currently stood. Techland delivered an answer today, delaying their open-world zombie title out of 2014 and giving it a new date of February 2015.
A handful of months is by no means a severe delay. Techland won't be able to make any significant changes, but the delay isn't without cause and according to the team there are three areas they'll be focusing on with their extra development time:
- Currently "close to realizing" the "freedom of movement unprecedented in open world games," but unwilling to compromise that in order to get a game out the door.
- New release date "ensures" that Techland can deliver an "innovative open world game."
- Unwilling to "make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platform" Dying Light is being built on.
In other words, polish, polish and polish. Techland is going to take their extra time to make sure what they feel are the core mechanics of Dying Light truly shine, but not just on one platform. Parity on all platforms seems to be a big priority as well. Whether that means the resolution and frame-rates will be similar between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, well, I suppose that will be the big test to see whether these extra months pay off.
Dying Light is now planned for release in February of 2015, just a few months later than its initially planned 2014 launch. Pick up the game on either PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.